verb (used with object), fixed or fixt, fixing.
to repair; mend.
to put in order or in good condition; adjust or arrrange:
She fixed her hair in a bun.
to make fast, firm, or stable.
to place definitely and more or less permanently:
to fix a circus poster to a wall.
to settle definitely; determine:
to fix a price.
to direct (the eyes, the attention, etc.) steadily:
His eyes were fixed on the distant ship.
to attract and hold (the eye, the attention, etc.).
to make set or rigid.
to put into permanent form.
to put or place (responsibility, blame, etc.) on a person.
to assign or refer to a definite place, time, etc.
to provide or supply with (something needed or wanted):
How are you fixed for money?
Informal. to arrange or influence the outcome or action of, especially privately or dishonestly:
to fix a jury; to fix a game.
to get (a meal); prepare (food):
What time shall I fix supper?
Informal. to put in a condition or position to make no further trouble.
Informal. to get even with; get revenge upon:
I’ll fix him!
Informal. to castrate or spay (an animal, especially a pet).
to make stable in consistency or condition; reduce from fluidity or volatility to a more stable state.
to convert atmospheric nitrogen into a useful compound, as a nitrate fertilizer.
Photography. to render (an image) permanent by removing light-sensitive silver halides.
Microscopy. to kill, make rigid, and preserve for microscopic study.
verb (used without object), fixed or fixt, fixing.
to become fixed.
to become set; assume a rigid or solid form.
to become stable or permanent.
to settle down.
Slang. to inject oneself with a narcotic.
Chiefly Southern U.S. to prepare; plan (usually followed by an infinitive):
I was just fixing to call you. We’re fixing to go to Colorado this summer.
Informal. a position from which it is difficult to escape; predicament.
Informal. a repair, adjustment, or solution, usually of an immediate nature:
Can you think of a fix for the problem?
a charted position of a vessel or aircraft, determined by two or more bearings taken on landmarks, heavenly bod-ies, etc.
the determining of the position of a ship, plane, etc., by mathematical, electronic, or other means:
The navigator took a fix on the sun and steered the ship due north.
a clear determination:
Can you get a fix on what he really means?
an injection of heroin or other narcotic.
the narcotic or amount of narcotic injected.
a compulsively sought dose or infusion of something:
to need one’s daily fix of soap operas on TV.
an underhand or illegal arrangement, especially one secured through bribery or influence.
a contest, situation, etc., whose outcome is prearranged dishonestly.
fix on/upon, to decide on; determine:
We won’t be able to fix on a location for the banquet until we know the number of guests.
fix up, Informal.
to arrange for:
to fix up a date.
to provide with; furnish.
to repair; renew.
to smooth over; solve:
They weren’t able to fix up their differences.
fix one’s wagon, Informal. to exact retribution for an offense; treat someone vengefully:
I’ll dock his pay and that will fix his wagon.
in a fix, Older Slang. pregnant.
verb (mainly transitive)
(also intransitive) to make or become firm, stable, or secure
to attach or place permanently: fix the mirror to the wall
(often foll by up) to settle definitely; decide: let us fix a date
to hold or direct (eyes, attention, etc) steadily: he fixed his gaze on the woman
to call to attention or rivet
to make rigid: to fix one’s jaw
to place or ascribe: to fix the blame on someone
to mend or repair
(informal) to provide with: how are you fixed for supplies?
(informal) to influence (a person, outcome of a contest, etc) unfairly, as by bribery
(slang) to take revenge on; get even with, esp by killing
(informal) to give (someone) his just deserts: that’ll fix him
(informal) to arrange or put in order: to fix one’s hair
(informal) to prepare: to fix a meal
(dialect or informal) to spay or castrate (an animal)
(US, dialect or informal) to prepare oneself: I’m fixing to go out
(photog) to treat (a film, plate, or paper) with fixer to make permanent the image rendered visible by developer
(cytology) to kill, preserve, and harden (tissue, cells, etc) for subsequent microscopic study
to convert (atmospheric nitrogen) into nitrogen compounds, as in the manufacture of fertilizers or the action of bacteria in the soil
to convert (carbon dioxide) into organic compounds, esp carbohydrates, as occurs in photosynthesis in plants and some microorganisms
to reduce (a substance) to a solid or condensed state or a less volatile state
(intransitive) (slang) to inject a drug
(informal) a predicament; dilemma
the ascertaining of the navigational position, as of a ship, by radar, observation, etc
(slang) an intravenous injection of a drug, esp heroin
(informal) an act or instance of bribery
To convert inorganic carbon or nitrogen into stable, organic compounds that can be assimilated into organisms. Photosynthetic organisms such as green plants fix carbon in carbohydrates as food; certain bacteria fix nitrogen as ammonia that can be absorbed directly or through nitrification by plant roots. See more at carbon fixation, nitrogen fixation.
To convert a substance, especially a gas, into solid or liquid form by chemical reactions.
To kill and preserve a tissue specimen rapidly to retain as nearly as possible the characteristics it had in the living body.
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verb (used with object), reflagged, reflagging. 1. to register (a foreign ship) so that it flies the flag of the registering nation and thereby comes under the latter’s protection.
verb (used without object), reflated, reflating. 1. to increase again the amount of money and credit in circulation. verb (used with object), reflated, reflating. 2. to increase (money and credit) again. verb 1. to inflate or be inflated again
noun 1. restoration of economic activity, consumer prices, etc., to higher levels by manipulating monetary policy. noun 1. an increase in economic activity 2. an increase in the supply of money and credit designed to cause such an increase