- fix [fiks]vt.fixed, fixing [ME fixen < fix, fixed < L fixus, pp. of figere, to fasten, attach: see FINISH]1.a) to make firm, stable, or secureb) to fasten or attach firmly2. to set firmly in the mind3.a) to direct steadily [to fix the eyes on a target]b) to direct one's eyes steadily at [to fix the target]4. to make rigid or stiff [to fix one's jaw]5. to make permanent or lasting [color is fixed in dyeing]6.a) to arrange or establish definitely; set [to fix the date of a wedding]b) to determine with certainty [to fix the period of the dinosaurs' existence]c) to assign or ascribe [the jury must fix guilt]7. to arrange properly or in a certain way; set in order; adjust8. to restore to proper condition; repair, mend, remedy, heal, etc.9. to bank, refuel, and tend (a fire)10. to prepare and cook (food or meals)11. to preserve (a specimen) so that its tissue, etc. can be used for microscopic study☆ 12. Informal to influence the result or action of (a horse race, jury, election, etc.) to one's advantage by bribery, trickery, etc.☆ 13. Informal to revenge oneself on; get even with; punish or chastise14. Informal to spay or castrate15. Chem.a) to make solid, permanent, or nonvolatileb) to cause (atmospheric nitrogen) to combine with other elements or compounds to form nitrates, ammonia, etc.16. Photog. to make (a film, print, etc.) permanent and prevent from fading by washing in a chemical solutionvi.1. to become fixed, firm, or stable2. [Informal or Dial.] to prepare or intend [I'm fixing to go hunting]n.1. the position of a ship or aircraft determined from the bearings of two or more known points, from astronomical observations, or from radio signals, etc.☆ 2. Informal a difficult or awkward situation; predicament3. Informal an adjustment, repair, improvement, etc. [a short-term fix ]☆ 4. Slanga) the act of fixing the outcome of a contest, situation, etc.b) a contest, situation, etc. that has been fixed5. Slang a clear understanding or evaluation [to get a fix on the problem]6. Slang an injection of a narcotic, as heroin, by an addictSYN.- PREDICAMENT——————fix on or fix uponto choose; settle on fix (someone) up——————fix up or fix someone up Informalto arrange a meeting or date for [she fixed him up with her sister]——————fix up Informal1. to repair, mend, remedy, etc.2. to arrange properly; set in order3. to make arrangements forfixableadj.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.