fix meaning

[ fiks ] Pronunciation:   "fix" in a sentence
Verb: fix  fiks
  1. Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
Noun: fix  fiks
  1. Informal term for a difficult situation
    "he got into a terrible fix"
    - hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish 
  2. Something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
    "she needed a fix of chocolate" 
  3. The act of putting something in working order again
    - repair, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation 
  4. An exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear
    "collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers" 
  5. 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

Encyclopedia: Fix

[American slang]
n. a dose of a drug, especially for an addict who is in need of drugs. (It fixes the suffering of withdrawal.)
• It was clear that the prisoner needed a fix, but there was nothing the cops would do for him.
• Max arranged to get a fix-up into the con.

[British slang]
Noun. A dose of narcotics to which one is addicted. However it is now also used with reference to any necessary habit. E.g."Let's call in this cafe and get a fix of caffeine.”

verb, noun


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.


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]

1 (informal)

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.


(*) A position determined from terrestrial, electronic, or astronomical data.
  • a fix:    [American slang]1. ...
  • fix on:    fix on sth/sb to d ...
  • fix with:    fix sb with a look ...


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  1. they'll only fix something and ruin us.
  2. my final attempt to fix it was successful.
  3. she went in to fix the sparse evening meal.
  4. the doctors couldn't fix his liver condition.
  5. fix the lock immediately below the handle

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