An example of to fix is to repair a broken porch.
An example of to fix is taping a torn page in a book back together.
An example of to fix is using Velcro to attach one thing to another.
Fixed her eyes on the road ahead.
The man with the long beard fixed our attention.
Fixing the blame.
We fixed on the immediate goal.
Fresh plaster will fix in a few hours.
We were fixing to leave without you.
A briefing that gave us a fix on the current situation.
To fix one's jaw.
Color is fixed in dyeing.
I'm fixing to go hunting.
A short-term fix.
To get a fix on the problem.
- (figuratively, usually in the passive) To focus or determine (oneself, on a concept); to fixate.She's fixed on the idea of becoming a doctor.
A dab of chewing gum will fix your note to the bulletin board.
A leech can fix itself to your skin without you feeling it.
She fixed dinner for the kids.
A majority of voters believed the election was fixed in favor of the incumbent.
He got caught breaking into lockers, so a couple of guys fixed him after work.
Legumes are valued in crop rotation for their ability to fix nitrogen.
- To get revenge on another.
- to choose; settle on
- to focus on
- to arrange a meeting or date for someoneShe fixed him up with her sister.
- to repair, mend, remedy, etc.
- to arrange properly; set in order
- to make arrangements for
Origin of fix
- Middle English fixen from fix fixed in position from Latin fīxus past participle of fīgere to fasten dhīgw- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition