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verb [transitive]     fix pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlefixing
past tensefixed
past participlefixed
  1. 1
    to fasten something somewhere so that it cannot move

    Andrew is fixing some shelves in the bedroom.

    fix something to/onto/on something:

    Smoke detectors should be fixed to the ceiling.

    She fixed hooks to the window frame.

  2. 2
    to make a decision about a price or amount and not allow it to change

    We have fixed our fees for the next three years.

    fix something at something:

    Interest rates have been fixed at 5%.

    1. a.
      to decide the date when something will happen

      They fixed a meeting for next Friday at 9.

      A delivery date has not yet been fixed.

  3. 3
    to arrange for something to happen

    Can you fix it for me to meet the president?

  4. 4
    if you fix something in your mind, you always remember it or think of it in a particular way
  5. 5
    to dishonestly arrange something such as a game or election so that it has the result that someone wants
  6. 6
    informal used for saying angrily that you will punish someone or stop them from doing something

    He thinks he’s won but I’ll fix him!

  7. 7
    mainly American to prepare food or drink

    I’ll fix dinner.

    fix someone something:

    Jackie fixed me a drink.

  8. 8
    to repair something

    Jessica fixed my watch.

    have/get something fixed:

    I have to get my car fixed.

    Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      informal to find a solution to a situation where things are not working well

      Is it too late to fix their marriage?

  9. 9
    mainly American to arrange your hair or clothing so that you look nicer

    How should I fix my hair?

  10. 10
    to use chemicals on something so that its colours do not change or disappear, for example on a photograph

    The substance fixes the dye so it won’t wash out.

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