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verb [transitive] fix pronunciation in British English /fɪks/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlefixing
past tensefixed
past participlefixed
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  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. 7
    mainly American to prepare food or drink
    I’ll fix dinner.
    fix someone something: Jackie fixed me a drink.
  5. 8
    to repair something
    Jessica fixed my watch.
    have/get something fixed: I have to get my car fixed.
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  6. 9
    mainly American to arrange your hair or clothing so that you look nicer
    How should I fix my hair?
  7. 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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