fix

fix
[c]/fɪks / (say fiks)

verb (fixed or fixt, fixing)
verb (t)
1. to make fast, firm, or stable.
2. to place definitely and more or less permanently.
3. to settle definitely; determine: to fix a price.
4. to direct (the eyes, the attention, etc.) steadily.
5. to attract and hold (the eye, the attention, etc.).
6. to make set or rigid.
7. to put into permanent form.
8. to put or place (responsibility, blame, etc.) on a person.
9. to assign or refer to a definite place, time, etc.
10. to repair.
11. to put in order or in good condition; adjust or arrange.
12. Colloquial to arrange matters with, or with respect to, especially privately or dishonestly, so as to secure favourable action: to fix a jury; to fix a game.
13. US to get (a meal); prepare (food).
14. Colloquial to put in a condition or position to make no further trouble.
15. Colloquial to get even with; get revenge upon.
16. Chemistry
a. to make stable in consistency or condition; reduce from fluidity or volatility to a more permanent state.
b. to convert atmospheric nitrogen into an ammonia for use as fertilisers.
17. Photography to remove the light-sensitive silver halides from (a photographic image), rendering it permanent.
18. Microscopy to kill, make rigid, and preserve for microscopic study.
19. to castrate or spay (usually dogs and cats).
verb (i)
20. to become fixed.
21. to become set; assume a rigid or solid form.
22. Colloquial to inject heroin.
noun
23. Colloquial a position from which it is difficult to escape; a predicament.
24. the determining of a position, as of an aeroplane by mathematical, electronic, or other means.
25. Colloquial a shot of heroin or other drug.
26. Colloquial a dose of something habitually consumed, viewed, etc., as food, entertainment, etc., especially when conceived of as addictive.
27. Colloquial a bribe.
28. Colloquial any dishonest device or trick.
29. a method of fixing some problem.
phrase
30. a quick fix, a quick but ultimately unsatisfactory solution to a problem: he did a quick fix on the tap.
31. be fixing to, Colloquial to be determining (to do something): he is fixing to stay in Sydney.
32. fix on (or upon), to decide on, single out, or choose.
33. fix prices, to collude with others to settle on an agreed price so as to gain an advantage in the marketplace.
34. fix up,
a. to arrange, organise, or decide on.
b. to put right; solve.
c. to renovate.
d. to attend to the needs of (someone).
e. to castrate or spay (usually dogs and cats).
{late Middle English, from Medieval Latin fixāre, frequentative of Latin fīgere fix; def. 23 US (1800s); def. 12 US (1860s)
fixable, adjective
fixer, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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