fixes, fixing, fixed
1) VERB If something is fixed somewhere, it is attached there firmly or securely.

[be V-ed prep/adv] It is fixed on the wall...

[be V-ed prep/adv] Most blinds can be fixed directly to the top of the window-frame...

[V n prep/adv] He fixed a bayonet to the end of his rifle.

2) VERB If you fix something, for example a date, price, or policy, you decide and say exactly what it will be.

[V n] He's going to fix a time when I can see him...

[V n] The date of the election was fixed...

[V n] The prices of milk and cereals, are fixed annually.

set, settle
3) VERB If you fix something for someone, you arrange for it to happen or you organize it for them.

[V it for n to-inf] I've fixed it for you to see Bonnie Lachlan...

[be V-ed] It's fixed. He's going to meet us at the airport...

[V n] They thought that their relatives would be able to fix the visas...

[V n with n] He vanished after you fixed him with a job...

[V for n to-inf] We fixed for the team to visit our headquarters...

[V that] They'd fixed yesterday that Mike'd be in late today.

4) VERB If you fix something which is damaged or which does not work properly, you repair it.

[V n] He cannot fix the electricity...

[get/have n V-ed] If something is broken, we get it fixed.

5) VERB If you fix a problem or a bad situation, you deal with it and make it satisfactory.

[V n] It's not too late to fix the problem, although time is clearly getting short...

[V-ing] Fixing a 40-year-old wrong does not mean, however, that history can be undone.

6) N-COUNT: usu adj N You can refer to a solution to a problem as a fix. [INFORMAL]
See also quick fix

Many of those changes could just be a temporary fix.

7) V-ERG If you fix your eyes on someone or something or if your eyes fix on them, you look at them with complete attention.

[V n on n] She fixes her steel-blue eyes on an unsuspecting local official...

[V on n] Her soft brown eyes fixed on Kelly...

[V-ed] The child kept her eyes fixed on the wall behind him.

8) VERB: no passive If you fix someone with a particular kind of expression, you look at them in that way. [LITERARY]

[V n with n] He took her hand and fixed her with a look of deep concern...

[V n with n] He fixed me with a lopsided grin.

9) VERB If you fix your attention on someone or something, you think about them with complete attention.

[V n on n] Fix your attention on the practicalities of financing your schemes...

[V n on n] Attention is fixed on the stock market...

[V-ed] She kept her mind fixed on the practical problems which faced her.

10) VERB If someone or something is fixed in your mind, you remember them well, for example because they are very important, interesting, or unusual.

[be V-ed in n] Leonard was now fixed in his mind...

[V n in n] Amy watched the child's intent face eagerly, trying to fix it in her mind.

be fastened
11) VERB If someone fixes a gun, camera, or radar on something, they point it at that thing.

[V n on n] The US crew fixed its radar on the Turkish ship...

[V n on n] The bore of the gun remained fixed on me.

aim, train
12) VERB If you fix the position of something, you find out exactly where it is, usually by using radar or electronic equipment.

[V n] He had not been able to fix his position...

[V n] The satellite fixes positions by making repeated observations of each star.

[V-ing] ...accurate position fixing.

N-COUNT: usu N on n
Fix is also a noun.

The army hasn't been able to get a fix on the transmitter.

13) N-SING: a N on n If you get a fix on someone or something, you have a clear idea or understanding of them. [INFORMAL]

It's been hard to get a steady fix on what's going on.

14) VERB If you fix some food or a drink for someone, you make it or prepare it for them.

[V n for n] Sarah fixed some food for us...

[V n n] Let me fix you a drink...

[V n] Scotty stayed behind to fix lunch.

15) VERB: no passive If you fix your hair, clothes, or make-up, you arrange or adjust them so you look neat and tidy, showing you have taken care with your appearance. [INFORMAL]

[V n] `I've got to fix my hair,' I said and retreated to my bedroom...

[V n] She called a cab, fixed her face, and scrawled a hasty note to Brian.

16) VERB: usu passive If you have your teeth fixed, you have treatment from a dentist to make your teeth even, straight, and white. [INFORMAL]

[V-ed] The PR man suggested that I might benefit from getting my teeth fixed...

[V-ed] I wonder if Tom ever had his teeth fixed anywhere else?

17) VERB (disapproval) If someone fixes a race, election, contest, or other event, they make unfair or illegal arrangements or use deception to affect the result.

[V n] They offered opposing players bribes to fix a decisive league match against Valenciennes...

[V n] We didn't `fix' anything. It'll be seen as it happens...

[V n] The debate seems, in retrospect, to have been fixed from the beginning.

[V-ing] ...this week's report of match-fixing.

Fix is also a noun.

It's all a fix, a deal they've made.

18) VERB (disapproval) If you accuse someone of fixing prices, you accuse them of making unfair arrangements to charge a particular price for something, rather than allowing market forces to decide it.

[V n] ...a suspected cartel that had fixed the price of steel for the construction market...

[V-ing] The company is currently in dispute with the government over price fixing.

19) N-COUNT An injection of an addictive drug such as heroin can be referred to as a fix. [INFORMAL]
20) N-COUNT: with supp, oft N of n, n N You can use fix to refer to an amount of something which a person gets or wants and which helps them physically or psychologically to survive. [INFORMAL]

It turned the country into an `aid junkie', heavily dependent on its annual fix of dollars...

The trouble with her is she needs her daily fix of publicity...

I need my fix of sugar, sweets, and chocolate.

...a quick energy fix.

21) N-SING: a N, usu in/into N If you are in a fix, you are in a difficult situation, especially one that you have caused for yourself. [INFORMAL]

He was in a fix...

The government has really got itself into a fix...

This will put us in a very difficult economic fix.

22) VERB To fix something such as a dye or photographic image means to treat it with chemicals so that it does not lose its colour or disappear.

[V n] Certain pigment colours were painted on to dry plaster using tempera (where egg yolk is used to fix the pigment)...

[V n] The main aim of inbreeding is to standardise, to fix desirable inherited characteristics and to dispel undesirable ones.

23) VERB If you say that you will fix someone, you mean that you will stop their activities permanently. [INFORMAL]

[V n] That'll fix him.

put paid to
24) VERB: only cont If you say that you are fixing to do something, you mean that you are planning or intending to do it. [AM, INFORMAL]

[V to-inf] I'm fixing to go to graduate school...

[V to-inf] He would know when I was fixing to leave. He'd wait by the front door.

25) See also , fixings
Phrasal Verbs:

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