fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish(noun)
informal terms for a difficult situation
"he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
"she needed a fix of chocolate"
repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation(noun)
the act of putting something in working order again
an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear
"collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"
localization, localisation, location, locating, fix(verb)
a determination of the place where something is
"he got a good fix on the target"
repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on(verb)
restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
"She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
fasten, fix, secure(verb)
cause to be firmly attached
"fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit(verb)
decide upon or fix definitely
"fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
cook, fix, ready, make, prepare(verb)
prepare for eating by applying heat
"Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
pay back, pay off, get, fix(verb)
take vengeance on or get even
"We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"
set or place definitely
"Let's fix the date for the party!"
kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
make fixed, stable or stationary
"let's fix the picture to the frame"
sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix(verb)
"in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"
influence an event or its outcome by illegal means
"fix a race"
situate, fix, posit, deposit(verb)
put (something somewhere) firmly
"She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot"
fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set(verb)
make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
"Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
A repair or corrective action.
That plumber's fix is much better than the first one's.
A difficult situation; a quandary or dilemma.
It rained before we repaired the roof, and were we in a fix!
A single dose of an addictive drug administered to a drug user.
"Just one fix!" -Alain Jourgensen
A prearrangement of the outcome of a supposedly competitive process, such as a sporting event, a game, an election, a trial, or a bid.
A determination of location.
We have a fix on your position.
To pierce; now generally replaced by transfix.
To attach; to affix; to hold in place.
To mend, to repair.
That heater will start a fire if you don't fix it.
To prepare (food).
She fixed dinner for the kids.
To make a contest, vote, or gamble unfair; to privilege one contestant or a particular group of contestants, usually before the contest begins; to arrange immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion
To surgically render an animal, especially a pet, infertile.
Rover stopped digging under the fence after we had the vet fix him.
To map a (point or subset) to itself.
To take revenge on, to best; to serve justice on an assumed miscreant.
He got caught breaking into lockers, so a couple of guys fixed him after work.
Origin: From fixer, from fixe, from fixus.
to make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to make definite
to hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker
to transfix; to pierce
to render (an impression) permanent by treating with such applications as will make it insensible to the action of light
to put in order; to arrange; to dispose of; to adjust; to set to rights; to set or place in the manner desired or most suitable; hence, to repair; as, to fix the clothes; to fix the furniture of a room
to line the hearth of (a puddling furnace) with fettling
to become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest
to become firm, so as to resist volatilization; to cease to flow or be fluid; to congeal; to become hard and malleable, as a metallic substance
a position of difficulty or embarassment; predicament; dilemma
Origin: [OE., fr. L. fixus, p. p. of figere to fix; cf. F. fixe.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
fiks, v.t. to make firm or fast: to establish: to drive into: to settle: to put into permanent form: to establish as a fact: to direct steadily: to regulate: to deprive of volatility.—v.i. to settle or remain permanently: to become firm: to congeal.—n. (coll.) a difficulty: a dilemma.—adj. Fix′able, capable of being fixed.—ns. Fixā′tion, act of fixing, or state of being fixed: steadiness, firmness: state in which a body does not evaporate; Fix′ative, that which fixes or sets colours; Fix′ature, a gummy preparation for fixing the hair.—adj. Fixed, settled: not apt to evaporate: steadily directed towards: fast, lasting, permanent: substantively for fixed stars (Par. Lost, III. 481).—adv. Fix′edly.—ns. Fix′edness; Fix′er; Fixid′ity, Fix′ity, fixedness.—n.pl. Fix′ings, things needed for putting in order, arrangement.—adj. Fix′ive.—ns. Fix′ture, a movable that has become fastened to anything, as to land or to a house: a fixed article of furniture: a fixed or appointed time or event, as a horse-race; Fix′ure (Shak.), stability, position, firmness.—Fixed air, the name given by Dr Joseph Black in 1756 to what in 1784 was named by Lavoisier carbonic acid; Fixed bodies (chem.), a term applied to those substances which remain fixed, and are not volatilised at moderately high temperatures; Fixed oils, those which, on the application of heat, do not volatilise without decomposition; Fixed stars, stars which appear always to occupy the same position in the heavens—opp. to Planets. [L., fixus, figĕre, to fix, prob. through O. Fr. fix, or Low L. fixāre.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
What one does when a problem has been reported too many times to be ignored.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
A position determined from terrestrial, electronic, or astronomical data.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'FIX' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3754
Rank popularity for the word 'FIX' in Verbs Frequency: #426
The numerical value of FIX in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of FIX in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Fix the speed, fix the food, love the customer you have more than the one you don't.
Our task is not to fix the blame for the past, but to fix the course for the future.
What an absurd thing it is to pass over all the valuable parts of a man, and fix our attention on his infirmities.
The Daytona International Speedway did not live up to its responsibility today. We should have had SAFER barrier there, we're going to fix that. We're going to fix that right now.
You can’t fix everything in life; you must leave some things unfixed to move forward! Do not feel bad about this, because you have no time to fix everything! Leave the unfixed there and move forward!
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Translations for FIX
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- أصلح, صلحArabic
- доза, дилема, закрепванеBulgarian
- arreglarCatalan, Valencian
- spravit, opravitCzech
- anhängen, machen, befestigen, kastrieren, Dilemma, sterilisieren, Reparatur, zubereiten, reparieren, match-fixing, fixieren, manipulieren, Ortung, vorbereiten, flicken, anheftenGerman
- fiksi, ripariEsperanto
- dosis, aprieto, preparar, arreglar, fijar, capar, amañar, reparar, localización, componerSpanish
- بازسازی, تعمیر, تعمیر کردن, تنگناPersian
- kiinnittää, leikata, korjata, sopia, dilemma, pulma, korjaus, tehdä, valmistaaFinnish
- dose, fixer, réparer, réparationFrench
- duilgheadas, staingScottish Gaelic
- riparazione, dilemma, aggiustare, situazione, guaio, Sterilizzare, dose, soluzione, sistemazioneItalian
- 直す, 治す, 固定, 据える, 修理Japanese
- reconcinno, restituo, reficio, sarcioLatin
- ngahu, whakapai, tapiMāori
- fikse, bøte, reparere, vøleNorwegian
- bøte, reparere, reparera, bøta, fiksa, vøla, fikse, vøleNorwegian Nynorsk
- knipe, fikse, dilemma, ordne, fiksere, skudd, gjelde, reparasjon, fix, festeNorwegian
- naprawiać, przygotowywaćPolish
- preparar, reparação, dose, fixar, consertarPortuguese
- устанавливать, исправля́ть, ремонти́ровать, фиксировать, чини́тьRussian
- ordna, fästa, fix, fixa, åtgärdaSwedish
- tamir etmekTurkish
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