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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
  1. 1
    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.

    fixed up (=looking your best):

    I got all fixed up for the party.

    fix yourself up (=make yourself look nice):

    Go and fix yourself up – the Clarks are coming over.

  2. 2
    to arrange for something to happen

    Perhaps we can fix up a meeting for next week.

  3. 3
    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.

  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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