fix

fix
1. verb
1)

he fixed my washing machine

Syn:
repair, mend, put right, put to rights, get working, restore (to working order); overhaul, service, renovate, recondition
2)

signs were fixed to utility poles

Syn:
fasten, attach, affix, secure; join, connect, couple, link; install, implant, embed; stick, glue, pin, nail, screw, bolt, clamp, clip
3)

his words are fixed in my memory

Syn:
stick, lodge, embed, burned, branded
4)

his eyes were fixed on the ground

Syn:
focus, direct, level, point, train
5) informal

Laura was fixing her hair

Syn:
arrange, put in order, adjust; style, groom, comb, brush; informal do
6) informal

Chris will fix supper

Syn:
prepare, cook, make, get; informal rustle up, whip up
7)

let's fix a date for the meeting

Syn:
decide on, select, choose, resolve on; determine, settle, set, arrange, establish, allot; designate, name, appoint, specify
8)

chemicals are used to fix the dye

Syn:
make permanent, make fast, set
9) informal

the fight was fixed

Syn:
rig, arrange fraudulently; tamper with, influence; informal fiddle
10) informal

don't tell anybody, or I'll fix you!

Syn:
get one's revenge on, avenge oneself on, get even with, get back at, take reprisals against, punish, deal with; sort someone out
11)

the cat has been fixed

Syn:
castrate, neuter, geld, spay, desex, sterilize; informal doctor, alter
2. noun, informal
1)

they are in a bit of a fix

Syn:
predicament, plight, difficulty, awkward situation, corner, tight spot; mess, mare's nest, dire straits; informal pickle, jam, hole, scrape, bind, sticky situation
2)

he needed his fix

Syn:
dose; informal hit
3)

a quick fix for the coal industry

Syn:
solution, answer, resolution, way out, remedy, cure, placebo; informal magic bullet, band-aid solution
4)

the result was a complete fix

Syn:
fraud, swindle, trick, charade, sham; informal setup, fiddle

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  • fix — fix …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Fix- — Fix …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • fix — The meanings of the verb, which is first recorded in the 15c, and the noun, not recorded until the early 19c, do not correspond very well. 1. noun. a) The earliest meaning of the noun is ‘a difficulty, predicament, dilemma’, which is originally… …   Modern English usage

  • FIX — bezeichnet: eine Figur des deutschen Comic Magazins Fix und Foxi eine Figur des DDR Comic Fix und Fax das Beheben eines Funktionsfehlers bei der Entwicklung und dem Einsatz von Software, siehe Bugfix die englische Bezeichnung radio fix für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fix — bezeichnet: eine Figur des deutschen Comic Magazins Fix und Foxi eine Figur des DDR Comic Fix und Fax das Beheben eines Funktionsfehlers bei der Entwicklung und dem Einsatz von Software, siehe Bugfix die englische Bezeichnung radio fix für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fix — [fiks] vt. fixed, fixing [ME fixen < fix, fixed < L fixus, pp. of figere, to fasten, attach: see FINISH] 1. a) to make firm, stable, or secure b) to fasten or attach firmly 2. to set firmly in the mind …   English World dictionary

  • fix — has a basic meaning of to place and to fasten securely, but it is overused in a variety of meanings only loosely related to establishing, securing, or repairing. As a noun, fix is used to refer to (1) a dilemma or predicament, (2) the position of …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • fix — und fertig sein: alles gemacht (erledigt) haben (und jetzt völlig erschöpft sein); in der Jugendsprache abgewandelt zu ›Fix und Foxi sein‹. Die Redensart ist schon bei Goethe bezeugt: »Ei was! Ich bin gern fix und fertig« (Werke, Ausgabe… …   Das Wörterbuch der Idiome

  • fix — FIX, Ă, ficşi, xe, adj. l.(Adesea adverbial) Care nu şi schimbă locul sau poziţia; nemişcat, neclintit. ♦ Care este solidar cu un element la care se află ataşat. Şurub fix. ♦ Care rămâne oprit asupra unui anumit punct. Privire fixă. ♦ Care nu se… …   Dicționar Român

  • fix — vt 1 a: to make firm, stable, or stationary b: to attach physically 2: to influence the actions, outcome, or effect of by improper or illegal methods conspiracy to defraud the government by fix ing income tax cases W. R. LaFave and A. W. Scott,… …   Law dictionary

  • fix — [n] difficult or ticklish situation box*, corner*, dilemma, embarrassment, hole*, hot water*, jam*, mess*, pickle*, plight, predicament, quandary, scrape, spot*; concept 674 Ant. ease, good, peace fix [v1] establish, make firm affix, anchor,… …   New thesaurus

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