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fix

 
Noun fix has 5 senses
  1. fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish - informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage"
    --1 is a kind of difficulty
    --1 has particulars: dog's breakfast, dog's dinner
  2. fix - something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug; "she needed a fix of chocolate"
    --2 is a kind of
    intravenous injection
  3. repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation - the act of putting something in working order again
    --3 is a kind of improvement
    --3 has particulars:
     darning; patching; care, maintenance, upkeep; band aid, quick fix, quickie, quicky; restoration; reconstruction; restitution
    Derived form: verb fix1
  4. fix - an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear; "collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"
    --4 is a kind of
    exemption, immunity, granting immunity
  5. localization, localisation, location, locating, fix - a determination of the location of something; "he got a good fix on the target"
    --5 is a kind of determination, finding
    --5 has particulars: echolocation, echo sounding
Verb fix has 11 senses
  1. repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on - restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
    --1 is one way to better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
    Derived forms: noun fix3, noun fixture4, noun fixer3, noun fixing1
    Sample sentence:
    The men fix the chairs
  2. fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
    --2 is one way to attach
    Derived forms: noun fixture3, noun fixture1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  3. specify, set, determine, fix, limit - decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify the parameters"
    --3 is one way to choose, take, select, pick out
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. cook, fix, ready, make, prepare - prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
    --4 is one way to create from raw material, create from raw stuff
    Sample sentence:
    The chefs fix the vegetables
  5. pay back, pay off, get, fix - take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"
    --5 is one way to get even, get back
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
  6. fix - set or place definitely; "Let's fix the date for the party!"
    --6 is one way to
    establish, found, plant, constitute, institute
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. fix - kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
    --7 is one way to
    fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
    Derived form: noun fixing4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  8. fixate, fix - make fixed, stable or stationary; "let's fix the picture to the frame"
    --8 is one way to attach
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  9. sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix - make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disbilites are sterilized"
    --9 is one way to operate on, operate
    Derived form: noun fixing3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  10. situate, fix, posit, deposit - put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix your eyes on this spot"
    --10 is one way to put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  11. fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set - make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
    --11 is one way to change, alter, modify
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
    Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
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