Definition of Fix
1. Noun. Informal terms for a difficult situation. "He made a muddle of his marriage"
Generic synonyms: Difficulty
Specialized synonyms: Dog's Breakfast, Dog's Dinner
2. Verb. Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken. "The men fix the chairs"; "Repair my shoes please"
Generic synonyms: Ameliorate, Amend, Better, Improve, Meliorate
Specialized synonyms: Fiddle, Tinker, Fill, Patch, Piece, Cobble, Point, Repoint, Trouble-shoot, Troubleshoot, Patch, Patch Up, Resole, Sole, Revamp, Vamp, Heel, Reheel, Darn
Derivative terms: Fixer, Fixing, Fixture, Mend, Mender, Mending, Repair, Repairer, Reparation, Restoration
3. Noun. Something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug. "She needed a fix of chocolate"
4. Verb. Cause to be firmly attached. "She fixed her gaze on the man"
Specialized synonyms: Strap, Bind, Tie, Rig, Bitt, Latch, Garter, Chain, Cable, Picket, Rope Up, Cinch, Girth, Bandage, Bind, Cramp, Cleat, Anchor, Cast Anchor, Drop Anchor, Anchor, Ground, Moor, Berth, Moor, Tie Up, Spike, Run Up, Sew, Sew Together, Stitch, Crank, Noose, Chock, Brad, Bight, Belay, Belay, Bar, Clamp, Velcro, Stay, Clinch, Clinch, Lock, Lock Up, Hasp, Zip, Zip Up, Zipper, Tack, String, Hook, Belt, Cement, Grout, Staple, Rivet, Button, Pin, Hang, Hang Up, Hang, Deposit, Lodge, Stick, Wedge, Entrench, Intrench, Buckle, Clasp, Brooch, Clasp, Stake, Wire, Coapt, Joggle, Joint, Toggle
Generic synonyms: Attach
Derivative terms: Fastener, Fastener, Fastening, Fixture, Fixture
5. Noun. The act of putting something in working order again.
Generic synonyms: Improvement
Specialized synonyms: Darning, Patching, Care, Maintenance, Upkeep, Band Aid, Quick Fix, Quickie, Quicky, Restoration, Reconstruction, Restitution
Derivative terms: Mend, Mend, Repair, Repair
6. Verb. Decide upon or fix definitely. "Specify the parameters"
Specialized synonyms: Quantify, Name, Reset, Define
Generic synonyms: Choose, Pick Out, Select, Take
Derivative terms: Determinant, Determiner, Determiner, Limit, Limit, Set
7. Noun. An exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear. "Collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"
8. Verb. Prepare for eating by applying heat. "The chefs fix the vegetables"; "Fix breakfast for the guests, please"
Specialized synonyms: Keep, Preserve, Dress, Dress Out, Deglaze, Escallop, Scallop, Flambe, Put On, Devil, Precook, Whip Up, Whomp Up, Concoct, Cook Up, Lard
Generic synonyms: Create From Raw Material, Create From Raw Stuff
Related verbs: Make
Derivative terms: Cook, Cooker, Cookery, Cooking, Preparation
9. Noun. A determination of the place where something is. "He got a good fix on the target"
Generic synonyms: Determination, Finding
Specialized synonyms: Echo Sounding, Echolocation
Derivative terms: Localise, Localise, Localize, Localize, Locate, Locate
10. Verb. Take vengeance on or get even. "This time I got him"
Generic synonyms: Get Back, Get Even
Related verbs: Pay
Derivative terms: Payback
11. Verb. Set or place definitely. "Let's fix the date for the party!"
12. Verb. Kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study.
Generic synonyms: Gear Up, Prepare, Ready, Set, Set Up
Derivative terms: Fixing
13. Verb. Make fixed, stable or stationary. "Let's fix the picture to the frame"
14. Verb. Make infertile. "In some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"
Specialized synonyms: Alter, Castrate, Neuter, Spay, Castrate, Demasculinise, Demasculinize, Emasculate, Vasectomise, Vasectomize
Generic synonyms: Operate, Operate On
Derivative terms: Fixing, Sterilisation, Sterilization
15. Verb. Influence an event or its outcome by illegal means. "Fix a race"
16. Verb. Put (something somewhere) firmly. "Fix your eyes on this spot"
Specialized synonyms: Bury, Sediment
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set
Derivative terms: Deposit, Deposition, Position
17. Verb. Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc. "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Socialise, Socialize, Provide, Cram, Precondition, Mount, Lay Out, Set, Set Up, Winterise, Winterize, Summerise, Summerize, Prime, Crop, Cultivate, Work, Brace, Poise
Derivative terms: Preparation, Preparation, Preparative, Preparatory, Ready, Readying, Set
Definition of Fix
1. a. Fixed; solidified.
2. v. t. To make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to make definite.
3. v. i. To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.
4. n. A position of difficulty or embarassment; predicament; dilemma.
Definition of Fix
1. Noun. A repair or corrective action. ¹
2. Noun. A difficult situation; a quandary or dilemma. ¹
3. Noun. (informal) A single dose of an addictive drug administered to a drug user. ¹
4. Noun. A prearrangement of the outcome of a supposedly competitive process, such as a sporting event, a game, an election, a trial, or a bid. ¹
5. Noun. A determination of location. ¹
6. Verb. (obsolete) To pierce; now generally replaced by transfix. ¹
7. Verb. To attach; to affix; to hold in place. ¹
8. Verb. To mend, to repair. ¹
9. Verb. (informal) To prepare (food). ¹
10. Verb. 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 extortionSutherland, Edwin H. (ed) (1937): The Professional Thief: by a Professional Thief. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. [Reprinted by various publishers in subsequent decades.] ¹
11. Verb. (US informal) To surgically render an animal, especially a pet, infertile. ¹
12. Verb. (mathematics transitive) To map a (point or subset) to itself. ¹
13. Verb. (informal) To take revenge on, to best; to serve justice on an assumed miscreant. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Fix
1. to repair [v FIXED or FIXT, FIXING, FIXES] : FIXABLE [adj] - See also: repair
Medical Definition of Fix
1. To make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to make efinite. "An ass's nole I fixed on his head." (Shak) "O, fix thy chair of grace, that all my powers May also fix their reverence." (Herbert) "His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord." (Ps. Cxii. 7) "And fix far deeper in his head their stings." (Milton)
2. To hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker. "Sat fixed in thought the mighty Stagirite." (Pope) "One eye on death, and one full fix'd on heaven." (Young)
3. To transfix; to pierce.
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