1. [ verb ] restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
Synonyms: repair mend restore furbish_up doctor touch_on bushel

"She repaired her TV set" "Repair my shoes please"

Related terms: break better darn patch fill fiddle sole cobble vamp heel point piece trouble-shoot repair repairman restoration
2. [ verb ] cause to be firmly attached
Synonyms: fasten secure

"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"

Related terms: unfasten attach tie hang screw lock clamp lodge sew anchor clinch lock_up tack bind anchor latch hook bar zip_up picket pin rig buckle wire entrench bitt moor hasp spike moor stay cable clinch string belt crank cement rivet chock noose cinch button bight grout staple brad hang belay rope_up belay cramp brooch coapt cleat joggle stake toggle trench velcro joint chain garter strap fastener fastener fastening fasten
3. [ verb ] decide upon or fix definitely
Synonyms: set determine specify limit

"fix the variables" "specify the parameters"

Related terms: choose define name reset quantify terminus_ad_quem determinant bent
4. [ verb ] (food) prepare for eating by applying heat
Synonyms: prepare cook ready make

"Cook me dinner, please" "can you make me an omelette?" "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

Related terms: create_from_raw_material put_on preserve concoct precook devil whip_up lard make cooking
5. [ verb ] take vengeance on or get even
Synonyms: get pay_off pay_back

"We'll get them!" "That'll fix him good!" "This time I got him"

Related terms: get_even pay vengeance
6. [ verb ] kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study; in cytology
Related terms: prepare cytology
7. [ noun ] informal terms for a difficult situation
Synonyms: mess jam muddle pickle kettle_of_fish hole

"he got into a terrible fix" "he made a muddle of his marriage"

Related terms: difficulty dog's_breakfast
8. [ verb ] set or place definitely

"Let's fix the date for the party!"

Related terms: establish
9. [ verb ] (surgery) make infertile
Synonyms: desex unsex desexualize desexualise sterilise sterilize

"in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilities are sterilized"

Related terms: operate_on alter vasectomize emasculate neutering
10. [ verb ] make fixed, stable or stationary
Synonyms: fixate

"let's fix the picture to the frame"

Related terms: attach fixation
11. [ verb ] make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
Synonyms: prepare set ready gear_up set_up

"Get the children ready for school!" "prepare for war" "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"

Related terms: change set_up mount cultivate brace precondition prime provide cram winterize socialize summerize preparation readiness set
12. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 5710
13. [ noun ] (medicine) something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug

"she needed a fix of chocolate"

Related terms: intravenous_injection colloquialism
14. [ noun ] (law) an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear

"collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"

Related terms: exemption
15. [ verb ] put into a certain place or abstract location
Synonyms: put place set lay deposit situate position posit pose

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

Related terms: put move install settle arrange lay park seat insert plant replace misplace throw set_down lean sow superimpose bury space deposit stick stand recess clap position cock throw juxtapose glycerolize marshal misplace butt ensconce rest poise docket set_down pillow ground plant stratify nestle bottle emplace barrel bucket recline middle sign repose intersperse parallelize postpose pile reposition superpose tee prepose load perch cram trench coffin rack_up upend pigeonhole ladle underlay appose bed siphon set emplace ship step jar shelve imbricate raise assemble arrange postpone lay put_on communicate replace range land post drop imprison ensnare rig set_back disembark topographic_point position space set setting
16. [ verb ] put (something somewhere) firmly
Synonyms: deposit situate posit

"She posited her hand on his shoulder" "deposit the suitcase on the bench" "fix your eyes on this spot"

Related terms: situate bury sediment deposit
17. [ noun ] the act of putting something in working order again
Synonyms: repair fixing reparation fixture mend mending
Related terms: improvement care reconstruction band_aid restoration restitution darning patching repair
18. [ noun ] a determination of the location of something
Synonyms: localization location locating localisation

"he got a good fix on the target"

Related terms: determination echolocation situate set localize place
Similar spelling:   fig