Meaning of FIX in English


■ verb

1》 attach or position securely.

↘( ~ on ) direct or be directed unwaveringly toward: her gaze ~ed on Jess.

2》 decide or settle on.

↘establish the exact location of (something) by using radar, visual bearings, or astronomical observation.

↘assign or determine (a person's liability or responsibility) for legal purposes.

3》 repair or restore.

4》 make arrangements for.

↘( ~ someone up ) informal provide someone with something.

↘ informal, chiefly N. Amer. provide with food or drink.

↘( be ~ing to do something ) N. Amer. informal be intending to do something.

5》 make unchanging or constant.

↘make (a dye, photographic image, or drawing) permanent.

↘ Biology preserve or stabilize (a specimen) with a chemical substance.

↘(of a plant or microorganism) assimilate (nitrogen or carbon dioxide) by forming a non-gaseous compound.

6》 informal deviously influence the outcome of.

7》 informal take an injection of a narcotic drug.

8》 N. Amer. castrate or spay (an animal).

■ noun

1》 an act of ~ing.

2》 informal a difficult or awkward situation.

3》 informal a solution to a problem, especially one that is hastily devised: there's no quick ~ to the recession.

4》 informal a dose of a narcotic drug to which one is addicted.

5》 a position determined by visual or radio bearings or astronomical observations.


get a ~ on determine the position of.

↘ informal determine the nature or facts of.


~able adjective

~ed adjective

~edly adverb

~edness noun

~er noun


ME: partly from OFr. ~ '~ed', partly from med. L. ~are 'to ~', both from L. ~us , past participle of figere '~, fasten'.

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