Definitions of fix

  1. To settle; to become firm; to congeal; to become hard and malleable.
  2. To make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to make definite.
  3. To hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker.
  4. To transfix; to pierce.
  5. To render ( an impression) permanent by treating with such applications as will make it insensible to the action of light.
  6. 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.
  7. To make fast, secure, or stable; set or place permanently; adjust; colloquially, to put to rights or repair; hold firmly; as, to fix the attention of an audience.
  8. To make stable, firm, or fast; to set or place permanently; to establish firmly or immovably; to establish; as, the universe is governed by fixed laws; the prince fixed his residence at York; some men have no fixed opinions; to make fast; to fasten; to attach firmly; as, to fix a cord or line to a hook; to direct steadily, as the eye, the mind, the attention, etc., without allowing it to wander; to fasten; as, the gentleman fixed his eyes on the speaker; to make solid; to congeal; to deprive of volatility; to stop or keep from moving; in popular use, in America, to put in order; to prepare; to arrange or manage; to adjust; to set or place in the manner desired or most suitable; as, to fix clothes or dress; to fix the furniture of a room; thus, to fix the hair, the table, the fire, etc., is to dress the hair, lay the table, make up the fire, and so on. " Dampier has fix apparently in the New England sense. 'We went ashore and dried our cloaths, cleaned our guns, dried our ammunition, and fixt ourselves against our enemies if we should be attached. '"- G. P. Marsh.
  9. To make firm; fasten; establish.
  10. To fasten or secure firmly; make firm; esatablish; settle; determine; solidify.
  11. To direct steadily and intently, as the gaze.
  12. To arrange; put in order; adjust.
  13. To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.
  14. 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.
  15. To become solid or firm; become stable.
  16. To rest; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; 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; " The quick silver will fix and run no more."- Bacon.
  17. To settle permanently; become firm.
  18. make infertile; of both males and females
  19. kill, preserve, and harden ( tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study; in cytology
  20. take vengeance on or get even; " We'll get them!"; " That'll fix him good!"; " This time I got him"
  21. Settle permanently; become firm or solid; crystalize; solidify.
  22. To make firm or fast; to establish; to attach firmly; to fasten; to deprive of volatility; to give permanency to; to transfix; to withhold from motion; to adjust.
  23. To attach firmly; to fasten; to make immovable; to settle; to appoint; to establish; to become firm or solid.
  24. a determination of the location of something; " he got a good fix on the target"
  25. an exemption granted after influence ( e. g., money) is brought to bear; " collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"
  26. the act of putting something in working order again
  27. ( informal) an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
  28. something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug; " she needed a fix of chocolate"
  29. kill, preserve, and harden ( tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
  30. set or place definitely; " Let's fix the date for the party!"
  31. A position of difficulty or embarassment; predicament; dilemma.
  32. fettling.
  33. A number of things of the same kind, ordinarily used or classed together; a collection of articles which naturally complement each other, and usually go together; an assortment; a suit; as, a set of chairs, of china, of surgical or mathematical instruments, of books, etc.
  34. Colloquially, an awkward situation; a dilemma.
  35. A condition; predicament; difficulty; dilemma.
  36. A dilemma. To fix on, to determine on.
  37. Fixed; solidified.
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