fix

fix
[[t]fɪks[/t]]
v. t.
1) to repair; mend
2) to put in order; adjust or arrange:
Fix your hair![/ex]
3) to make fast, firm, or stable
4) to place definitely and more or less permanently
5) to settle definitely; determine:
to fix a price[/ex]
6) to direct (the eyes, the attention, etc.) steadily
7) to attract and hold (the eye, the attention, etc.)
8) to make set or rigid
9) to put into permanent form
10) to put or place (responsibility, blame, etc.) on a person
11) to assign or refer to:
to fix a time for the meeting[/ex]
12) inf to arrange or influence the outcome or action of, esp. privately or dishonestly:
to fix a game[/ex]
13) to get (a meal) ready; prepare (food)
14) inf to put in a condition or position to make no further trouble
15) inf inf to get even with
16) inf to castrate or spay (an animal, esp. a pet)
17) chem.
a) to make (a chemical) stable in consistency or condition; reduce from fluidity or volatility to a more stable state
b) to convert atmospheric nitrogen into a useful compound, as a nitrate fertilizer
18) pht to render (a photographic image) permanent by removing light-sensitive silver halides
19) opt to kill, make rigid, and preserve for microscopic study
20) to become fixed
21) to become set; assume a rigid or solid form
22) to become stable or permanent
23) to settle down
24) use dial. Chiefly Southern U.S. to prepare; plan:
I was just fixing to call you[/ex]
25) phv fix on or upon, to decide on; determine
26) phv+inf fix up
a) to make arrangements for
b) to provide with an introduction to someone for a date
c) to repair, cure, or resolve
27) inf a position from which it is difficult to escape; predicament
28) cvb inf a repair, adjustment, or solution, usu. of an immediate nature
29) naut. navig. a charted position of a vessel or aircraft, determined by two or more bearings taken on landmarks, heavenly bodies, etc
30) a clear determination:
Can you get a fix on the meaning of this paragraph?[/ex]
31) sts Slang.
an injection of heroin or other narcotic
32) sts Slang.
an underhand or illegal arrangement
Etymology: 1350–1400; ME < ML fixāre, der. of L fixus fixed fix′a•ble, adj. fix`a•bil′i•ty ,n. fix′er, n. usage: fix meaning “to repair,” which is probably an Americanism, is fully standard in all varieties of speech and writing. fix (to) meaning “to prepare, plan (to)” is another Americanism: We're fixing to go to town. It once occurred in all the E coastal states, but it is now chiefly an informal spoken form in the South Midland and South.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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