fixing Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “fixing” in the English Dictionary

"fixing" in British English

See all translations

fixingnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈfɪk.sɪŋ/
dishonestactivity to make ​certain that a ​competition, ​race, or ​election is ​won by a ​particularperson: Seven ​jockeys were ​arrested and ​charged with ​race fixing. After several ​days of ​questioning, he ​admitted to ​match fixing.
(Definition of fixing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fixing" in Business English

See all translations

fixingnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈfɪksɪŋ/
FINANCE the ​process of setting the ​price of something, especially ​gold, according to ​supply and ​demand: At the ​start of each fixing, the ​chairman of the ​gold fixing ​board announces an ​openingprice to the other four ​members.

-fixingsuffix

dishonest ​activity to make ​certain that a ​competition, race, or ​election is ​won by a particular ​person, ​organization, etc.: game-fixing/grade-fixing/match-fixing The ​board will continue its ​investigation with a view to ​determining whether ​evidence exists in relation to ​betting and match-fixing which might justify ​disciplinaryaction.
See also
(Definition of fixing from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of fixing?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“fixing” in Business English

Word of the Day

parade

a large number of people walking or in vehicles, all going in the same direction, usually as part of a public celebration of something

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More