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verb [transitive]     fix pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlefixing
past tensefixed
past participlefixed
  1. 1
    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?

  2. 2
    to prepare food or drink

    I’ll fix dinner.

    fix someone something:

    Jackie fixed me a drink.

  3. 3
    to arrange your hair or clothing so that you look nicer

    How should I fix my hair?

  4. 4
    to fasten something somewhere so that it cannot move
    fix something to/onto/on something:

    Smoke detectors should be fixed to the ceiling.

    She fixed hooks to the window frame.

    Andrew is fixing some shelves in the bedroom.

  5. 5
    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 9:00.

      A delivery date has not yet been fixed.

  6. 6
    to arrange for something to happen

    Can you fix it for me to meet the president?

  7. 7
    if you fix something in your mind, you always remember it or think of it in a particular way
  8. 9
    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!

  9. 10
    to use chemicals on something so that its colors do not change or disappear, for example on a photograph

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

  10. 11
    American to perform a medical operation on an animal so that it cannot have babies

    We had the cat fixed after her first litter.

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