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fix - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'fix' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Fix [ a.]
- Fixed; solidified.
2 . Fix [ n.]
- A position of difficulty or embarassment; predicament; dilemma.
- fettling.
3 . Fix [ v. i.]
- To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.
- To become firm, so as to resist volatilization; to cease to flow or be fluid; to congeal; to become hard and malleable, as a metallic substance.
4 . Fix [ 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.
- To hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker.
- To transfix; to pierce.
- To render (an impression) permanent by treating with such applications as will make it insensible to the action of light.
- To put in order; 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.
- To line the hearth of (a puddling furnace) with fettling.

Meaning of 'fix' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . fix [ n]
Meaning (1):
- an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear
Example in sentence:
  • collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers
Meaning (2):
- a determination of the place where something is
Example in sentence:
  • he got a good fix on the target
Meaning (3):
- informal terms for a difficult situation
Example in sentence:
  • he got into a terrible fix;
  • he made a muddle of his marriage
Meaning (4):
- something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
Example in sentence:
  • she needed a fix of chocolate
5 . fix [ v]
Meaning (5):
- prepare for eating by applying heat
Example in sentence:
  • can you make me an omelette?;
  • Cook me dinner, please;
  • fix breakfast for the guests, please
Meaning (6):
- put (something somewhere) firmly
Example in sentence:
  • deposit the suitcase on the bench;
  • fix your eyes on this spot;
  • She posited her hand on his shoulder
Meaning (7):
- cause to be firmly attached
Example in sentence:
  • fasten the lock onto the door;
  • she fixed her gaze on the man
Meaning (8):
- influence an event or its outcome by illegal means
Example in sentence:
  • fix a race
Meaning (9):
- decide upon or fix definitely
Example in sentence:
  • fix the variables;
  • specify the parameters
Meaning (10):
- make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
Example in sentence:
  • Get the children ready for school!;
  • I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill;
  • prepare for war
Meaning (11):
- make infertile
Example in sentence:
  • in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized
Meaning (12):
- set or place definitely
Example in sentence:
  • Let's fix the date for the party!
Meaning (13):
- make fixed, stable or stationary
Example in sentence:
  • let's fix the picture to the frame
Meaning (14):
- restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
Example in sentence:
  • Repair my shoes please;
  • She repaired her TV set
Meaning (15):
- take vengeance on or get even
Example in sentence:
  • That'll fix him good!;
  • This time I got him;
  • We'll get them!