1 fix /ˈfɪks/ verb
fixes; fixed; fixing
1 fix
fixes; fixed; fixing
Learner's definition of FIX
[+ object]
: to make (something) whole or able to work properly again : to repair (something)
: to deal with or correct (a problem)
: to attach (something) in such a way that it will not move : to connect or join (things) physically
sometimes used figuratively
: to set or place (something) definitely
: to find out (something) with certainty
: to arrange the details of something
chiefly US
: to make (something, such as a meal) ready
informal : to make (someone's hair, makeup, etc.) neat or attractive
: to control or affect (something, such as a game or election) in a dishonest way
: to change the appearance of (someone's face, nose, etc.) through surgery
informal : to do something to punish (someone who has treated you badly or unfairly)
US : to make (an animal) unable to reproduce : to neuter or spay (an animal)
US, informal + old-fashioned : to be or get ready to do something
◊ This sense of fix is sometimes used humorously to suggest the speech of cowboys in western movies.
technical : to change (nitrogen) into a stable or useful form

fix on/upon

[phrasal verb]
fix on/upon (something)
: to direct your attention or thoughts toward (something) : to focus on (something)
: to make a decision about or choose (something)

fix (someone) with a stare/look (etc.)

: to look directly at (someone) usually in an angry way

fix up

[phrasal verb]
fix up (something) or fix (something) up : to improve the appearance or condition of (something, such as a building) by repairing it, making changes to it, etc. see also fixer-upper
fix (someone or something) up chiefly US : to make (someone or something) more attractive or fancy
fix (someone) up
: to provide (someone) with something that is needed or wanted
: to provide a possible boyfriend or girlfriend for (someone) : to arrange a date for (someone)

fix your eyes/gaze (etc.) on/upon

: to look at (someone or something) steadily

fix your hopes/sights (etc.) on/upon

: to direct your hopes, efforts, etc., toward (something)

if it ain't broke, don't fix it

see 2broke

— fixable

/ˈfɪksəbəl/ adjective

— fixer

/ˈfɪksɚ/ noun, plural fixers [count]
2 fix /ˈfɪks/ noun
plural fixes
2 fix
plural fixes
Learner's definition of FIX
: a difficult or embarrassing situation
: something that solves a problem : solution
: the act of dishonestly controlling or affecting something (such as a game or election)
: an amount of an illegal drug that someone wants or needs to have often used figuratively
: the exact position of something (such as a ship or an airplane)
: an accurate understanding of something
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