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fix

verb uk   /fɪks/ us  

fix verb (REPAIR)

B1 [T] to repair something: They couldn't fix my old computer, so I bought a new one.Correcting and mendingEditing and compiling

fix verb (ARRANGE)

B2 [I or T] mainly UK to arrange or agree a time, place, price, etc.: Shall we fix a time for our next meeting? I understand the rent is fixed at £750 a month.Decisions and deciding

fix verb (FASTEN)

B2 [T + adv/prep] to fasten something in position so that it cannot move: We fixed the bookcase to the wall.Fastening and tying

fix verb (SIGHT)

C2 [T] to keep something or someone in sight: His eyes were fixed on the distant yacht. She fixed the child with a stare of such disapproval he did not dare move.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive

fix verb (KEEP)

[T usually + adv/prep] to continue to think about or remember something: It is somehow fixed in my mind that my fate and that woman's are intertwined. She was so frightened that she could not fix her thoughts on anything.Continually thinking about

fix verb (CHEAT)

[T often passive] to do something dishonest to make certain that a competition, race, or election is won by a particular person: Several jockeys were arrested on suspicion of fixing the race. It sounds like the election was fixed.Fraud and corruptionCheating and trickingPlotting and trapping

fix verb (HAIR/MAKE-UP/CLOTHES)

B1 [T] to make your hair, make-up, clothes, etc. look tidy: Give me a couple of minutes while I fix my hair.Cleaning and tidying places and things

fix verb (PREPARE FOOD)

B2 [T] mainly US informal to cook or prepare food or drink: Whose turn is it to fix dinner? [+ two objects] Can I fix you a drink?/Can I fix a drink for you?Preparing foodPreparing food using heatDrinking alcohol

fix verb (PUNISH)

[T] slang to punish especially someone who has been unfair: I'm gonna fix her if she doesn't stop telling lies about me!Revenge and vengefulnessPunishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating

fix verb (PRESERVE COLOURS)

[T] specialized art to treat something, especially photographic material, with chemicals to prevent its colours becoming palePhotography

fix verb (STOP REPRODUCTION)

[T] US informal to remove the reproductive organs of an animal so that it is unable to produce young animalsVeterinary medicine

fix verb (DRUG)

[I] slang to inject (= put into the body through a needle) an illegal drug: We saw kids as young as twelve fixing in doorways.Drugs - general wordsSpecific types of drug
Phrasal verbs

fix

noun uk   /fɪks/ us  

fix noun (CHEAT)

[C usually singular] a situation in which someone does something dishonest to make certain that a competition, race, or election is won by a particular person: The result was a fix!Fraud and corruption

fix noun (AWKWARD SITUATION)

[C usually singular] informal an awkward or difficult situation: I'm in a bit of a fix with the arrangements.Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters

fix noun (DRUG)

[C] slang an amount of an illegal drug, or of another substance that has an effect on someone: He was shaking badly and needed a fix.humorous Ginny needs her daily fix of chocolate.Drugs - general wordsSpecific types of drug

fix noun (POSITION)

[C] (the calculation of) the position of a vehicle, usually in relation to the Earth: Do we still have a fix on that jet?Calculations and calculatingAddition, subtraction, multiplication and divisionGeneral location and orientation
(Definition of fix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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