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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyfix up
he/she/itfixes up
present participlefixing up
past tensefixed up
past participlefixed up
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  1. 1
    to arrange for something to happen
    Perhaps we can fix up a meeting for next week.
    I went to the bank to fix up a loan.
    1. a.
      British if you are fixed up to do something, you have arranged to do it
      He’s fixed up to take someone out.
  2. 2
    spoken to arrange for someone to have something that they need
    If you need more equipment, Mark will fix you up.
    fix someone up with something: I can fix you up with a place to live.
  3. 3
    to clean, repair, or decorate something
    They take old furniture and fix it up.
    I’m going to fix up the house before my mother-in-law arrives.
  4. 4
    informal to arrange for two people to meet so that they might begin a romantic relationship
    fix someone up with someone: Jimmy wants to fix Joe up with his sister.
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