Verb: fix fiks
Noun: fix fiks
- Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
- Informal term for a difficult situation
"he got into a terrible fix"
- hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish
- Something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
"she needed a fix of chocolate"
- The act of putting something in working order again
- repair, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation
- An exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear
"collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"
- A determination of the place where something is
"he got a good fix on the target"
- localization, localisation [Brit], location, locating
Derived forms: fixing, fixes, fixed
See also: fixer, fixing, fixture
Type of: act upon, alter, ameliorate, amend, attach, better, change, choose, constitute, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, determination, difficulty, establish, exemption, finding, found, get back, get even, granting immunity, immunity, improve, improvement, influence, institute, intravenous injection, lay, meliorate, modify, operate, operate on, pick out, place, plant, pose, position, put, select, set, take, work
1 [+ obj]
to decide on a date, a time, an amount, etc. for sth:
Has the date of the next meeting been fixed?
Interest on the loan is fixed at 4.5% for the first three years (= will not change during that time).
The prices of basic foodstuffs are fixed by government.
SYN SET See note at ARRANGE
2 [+ obj] fix sth (up)
to arrange or organize sth:
I'll fix up a meeting with the supplier.
How are you fixed (= do you have any plans) for Thursday?
3 [+ obj]
to repair or correct sth:
Our engineers are trying to fix the problem.
They have fixed most of the bugs in the software now.
4 (Economics ) [+ obj] fix prices
to decide with other businesses that you will sell particular goods or services at the same prices and not compete with each other. This is illegal in many countries:
The companies were fined over $20 million for fixing toy prices.
5 (Finance ) [+ obj or no obj] (usually be fixed)
to decide on the official price of sth, especially gold, at a particular time of the day, based on supply and demand:
Gold was fixed at $318.70 an ounce on Wednesday afternoon in London.
■ noun [C]
a solution to a problem, especially an easy or temporary one:
There is no quick fix for the steel industry.
2 (IT )
a small computer program that is used to repair a problem with a larger piece of software:
a bug fix
You can download a temporary fix from their website.
3 (Finance )
the official price of sth, especially gold, at a particular time of the day, based on supply and demand; the process of deciding this price:
Gold's lowest fix this week was below $354 per ounce.
The twice-daily London fix is the basis for many gold contracts worldwide.
The metal was trading at $314 an ounce at the afternoon fix.