Definition of Fix

1. Noun. Informal terms for a difficult situation. "He made a muddle of his marriage"

Exact synonyms: Hole, Jam, Kettle Of Fish, Mess, Muddle, Pickle
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"

3. Noun. Something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug. "She needed a fix of chocolate"
Generic synonyms: Intravenous Injection
Language type: Colloquialism

4. Verb. Cause to be firmly attached. "She fixed her gaze on the man"

5. Noun. The act of putting something in working order again.

6. Verb. Decide upon or fix definitely. "Specify the parameters"
Exact synonyms: Define, Determine, Limit, Set, Specify
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"

9. Noun. A determination of the place where something is. "He got a good fix on the target"
Exact synonyms: Localisation, Localization, Locating, Location
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"
Exact synonyms: Get, Pay Back, Pay Off
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!"
Generic synonyms: Constitute, Establish, Found, Institute, Plant

12. Verb. Kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study.
Category relationships: Cytology
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"
Exact synonyms: Fixate
Generic synonyms: Attach
Derivative terms: Fixation, Fixation

14. Verb. Make infertile. "In some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"

15. Verb. Influence an event or its outcome by illegal means. "Fix a race"
Generic synonyms: Act Upon, Influence, Work

16. Verb. Put (something somewhere) firmly. "Fix your eyes on this spot"
Exact synonyms: Deposit, Posit, Situate
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"

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

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Definition of Fix

1. to repair [v FIXED or FIXT, FIXING, FIXES] : FIXABLE [adj] - See also: repair

Medical Definition of Fix

1. 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. 4. To render (an impression) permanent by treating with such applications a will make it insensible to the action of light. 5. To put in prder; 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. 6. To line the hearth of (a puddling furnace) with fettling. Synonym: To arrange, prepare, adjust, place, establis, settle, determine. Origin: Cf. F. Fixer. (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fix

fix (current term)
fix-it shop
fix it again Tony
fix someone's wagon
fix up
fixation disparity

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