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Definitions of fix

  1. prepare for eating by applying heat; " Cook me dinner, please"; " can you make me an omelette?"; " fix breakfast for the guests, please"
  2. make infertile; of both males and females
  3. decide upon or fix definitely; " fix the variables"; " specify the parameters"
  4. cause to be firmly attached; " fasten the lock onto the door"; " she fixed her gaze on the man"
  5. a determination of the location of something; " he got a good fix on the target"
  6. an exemption granted after influence ( e. g., money) is brought to bear; " collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"
  7. the act of putting something in working order again
  8. ( informal) an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
  9. make fixed, stable or stationary; " let's fix the picture to the frame"
  10. kill, preserve, and harden ( tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study; in cytology
  11. take vengeance on or get even; " We'll get them!"; " That'll fix him good!"; " This time I got him"
  12. something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug; " she needed a fix of chocolate"
  13. make infertile; " in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disbilites are sterilized"
  14. kill, preserve, and harden ( tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
  15. set or place definitely; " Let's fix the date for the party!"
  16. Fixed; solidified.
  17. To make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to make definite.
  18. To hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker.
  19. To transfix; to pierce.
  20. To render ( an impression) permanent by treating with such applications as will make it insensible to the action of light.
  21. 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.
  22. To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.
  23. 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.
  24. A position of difficulty or embarassment; predicament; dilemma.
  25. fettling.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. To become solid or firm; become stable.
  29. Colloquially, an awkward situation; a dilemma.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. A condition; predicament; difficulty; dilemma.
  33. To make firm; fasten; establish.
  34. To settle permanently; become firm.
  35. To fasten or secure firmly; make firm; esatablish; settle; determine; solidify.
  36. To direct steadily and intently, as the gaze.
  37. To arrange; put in order; adjust.
  38. Settle permanently; become firm or solid; crystalize; solidify.
  39. A dilemma. To fix on, to determine on.
  40. 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.
  41. To settle; to become firm; to congeal; to become hard and malleable.
  42. To attach firmly; to fasten; to make immovable; to settle; to appoint; to establish; to become firm or solid.

Usage examples for fix

  1. " I'll fix you out. – The Desire of the Moth; and The Come On by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  2. " Oh, well, if that's the case I guess we can fix it. – Bolanyo by Opie Percival Read
  3. So if you want to know anything or need any help, you just come right along into my room, and we'll fix it up. – The End of the Rainbow by Marian Keith
  4. Wait a minute, Mun Bun, and I'll fix you! – Six Little Bunkers at Grandpa Ford's by Laura Lee Hope
  5. My girl's good on helpin' the boys fix up. – The Mysterious Rider by Zane Grey
  6. No. You tell Collabone what the captain wishes, and let him fix it. – A Trooper Galahad by Charles King
  7. I'm not sure our people will take this matter up; anyway, it looks as if we could only fix it on the Indians. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  8. " Fix the time yourself," she replied. – A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties by Charles Major
  9. But first he must fix his mind upon her. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  10. " I guess we can fix you up," he said. – Way of the Lawless by Max Brand
  11. Three months he said would fix me. – Every Soul Hath Its Song by Fannie Hurst
  12. " I'm in a fix," he called out. – North, South and Over the Sea by M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell)
  13. I think I know how to fix it now. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  14. I tell you I am in a bad fix. – A Village of Vagabonds by F. Berkeley Smith
  15. " Don't get yourself into a fix," said Pradel. – A Mummer's Tale by Anatole France
  16. " Well, we shall see," replied Fix. – Round the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  17. He's going to try and fix it for the kid if they run him down. – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  18. " Fix it to suit yourself, and I guess the rest of us will like it. – Understood Betsy by Dorothy Canfield
  19. I fix a place. – The Blood Red Dawn by Charles Caldwell Dobie
  20. He continued to fix me. – The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
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