Meaning of FIX in English

FIX

I.

noun

1 solution to a problem

ADJECTIVE

▪ quick

There is no quick ~ to the breakdown in negotiations between the two companies.

▪ easy , simple

There are no quick or easy ~es.

▪ short-term , temporary

▪ long-term , permanent

▪ technical , technological

▪ bug

The new software incorporates many bug ~es and product improvements.

VERB + FIX

▪ find

▪ make

They made a quick ~ of part of the problem.

2 amount of sth, esp. a drug

ADJECTIVE

▪ daily , regular

my daily ~ of coffee

▪ next

He was like a heroin junkie needing his next ~.

▪ caffeine

I need my caffeine ~!

VERB + FIX

▪ have

He gets withdrawal symptoms if he hasn't had his regular ~.

▪ need

▪ get

3 difficult situation

VERB + FIX

▪ be in

I was in a ~.

▪ get in , get into

How did you get into such a ~?

▪ get (sb) out of

I lent her the money to get her out of a ~.

II.

verb

1 ( esp. BrE ) attach sth firmly

ADVERB

▪ firmly , securely

▪ directly

PREPOSITION

▪ onto , to

The handrail can be ~ed directly to the wall.

PHRASES

▪ ~ sth in place , ~ sth in position

Fix the bars in position with the screws provided.

2 repair/correct sth

ADVERB

▪ easily

▪ quickly

a problem which can be ~ed quickly

PHRASES

▪ get sth ~ed

We need to get the TV ~ed.

Fix is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ electrician

Fix is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ appointment , ↑ bayonet , ↑ border , ↑ boundary , ↑ bug , ↑ car , ↑ collar , ↑ computer , ↑ date , ↑ economy , ↑ election , ↑ error , ↑ faucet , ↑ fault , ↑ flaw , ↑ gaze , ↑ hair , ↑ leak , ↑ link , ↑ lunch , ↑ machine , ↑ make-up , ↑ mess , ↑ mistake , ↑ plumbing , ↑ price , ↑ problem , ↑ puncture , ↑ race , ↑ rail , ↑ rate , ↑ rent , ↑ sight , ↑ snack , ↑ tariff , ↑ tear , ↑ thing , ↑ time , ↑ tyre , ↑ vulnerability

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .