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fix

noun

1 fix

Informal terms for a difficult situation:
— He got into a terrible fix.

synonyms: hole, jam, kettle of fish, mess, muddle, pickle.

Roget 265: rest; stillness etc. adj.; quiescence; stagnation, stagnancy; fixity, immobility, catalepsy; indisturbance; quietism.    quiet, ... show more

Roget 704: difficulty; hardness etc. adj.; impracticability etc. (impossibility) 471; tough work, hard work, uphill work; hard task, Herculean task, ... show more

Dutch: opstopping, repareren, jam, gaatje



2 fix

Something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug.

3 fix

The act of putting something in working order again.

synonyms: fixing, fixture, mend, mending, repair, reparation.

Dutch: herstel, herstellingswerk, lapwerk, redres, reparatie, stopwerk
Polish: naprawa

4 fix

An exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear.

5 fix

A determination of the place where something is:
— He got a good fix on the target.

synonyms: localisation, localization, locating, location.

Polish: lokalizacja

verb

1 fix

Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken.

synonyms: bushel, doctor, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on.

Dutch: verbeteren, herstellen, lappen, lijmen, maken, redresseren, repareren, verstellen

2 fix

Cause to be firmly attached:
— She fixed her gaze on the man.

synonyms: fasten, secure.

Roget 43: join, unite; conjoin, connect; associate; put together, lay together, clap together, hang together, lump together, hold together, piece together [Fr.], tack together, fix together, ... show more

Dutch: borgen

3 fix

Decide upon or fix definitely:
— Fix the variables.

synonyms: define, determine, limit, set, specify.

Roget 604: have determination etc. n.; know one's own mind; be resolved etc. adj.; make up one's mind, will, resolve, determine; decide etc. (judgment) ... show more

Roget 25: quantify, measure, fix, estimate, determine, quantitate, enumerate.   

4 fix

Prepare for eating by applying heat:
— Fix breakfast for the guests, please.

synonyms: cook, make, prepare, ready.

Dutch: opmaken, bereiden, brouwen, klaarmaken, koken, toebereiden

5 fix

Take vengeance on or get even:
— That'll fix him good!.

synonyms: get, pay back, pay off.

6 fix

Set or place definitely.

7 fix

Kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study.

Roget 60: reduce to order, bring into order; introduce order into; rally.    arrange, dispose, place, form; put in order, set in order, place in order; set out, collocate, pack, ... show more

8 fix

Make fixed, stable or stationary:
— Let's fix the picture to the frame.

synonym: fixate.

9 fix

Make infertile.

synonyms: desex, desexualise, desexualize, sterilise, sterilize, unsex.

Roget 158: be impotent etc. adj.; not have a leg to stand on.    vouloir rompre l'anguille au genou [Fr.], vouloir prendre la lune avec les dents [Fr.].    collapse, faint, swoon, fall into a swoon, drop; go by the board, go by the wayside; ... show more

Dutch: steriliseren

10 fix

Influence an event or its outcome by illegal means.

11 fix

Put (something somewhere) firmly:
— Fix your eyes on this spot.

synonyms: deposit, posit, situate.

Roget 184: place, situate, locate, localize, make a place for, put, lay, set, seat, station, lodge, quarter, post, install; ... show more

12 fix

Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc:
— I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill.

synonyms: gear up, prepare, ready, set, set up.

Roget 321: be dense etc. adj.; become solid, render solid etc. adj.; solidify, solidate; concrete, set, take a set, consolidate, ... show more

Roget 150: be firm etc. adj.; stick fast; stand firm, keep firm, remain firm; weather the storm, stay the course, stick to the course, keep the faith, don't give in, don't buckle under.    settle, ... show more

Dutch: bereiden, opzetten, klaarmaken, opmaken, prepareren, voorbereiden


Moby thesaurus: KO, acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, accord, accustom, adapt, adjust, adjust to, affix, afford proof of, aim, aim at, align, allocate, allot, alter, amend, anchor, annex ... show more.

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