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Fix as a noun may refer to:

Fix as a verb, in addition to its regular senses of to repair and to prepare, may also refer to:

  • To predetermine the outcome of a sporting event by match fixing
  • To arrange immunity for defendants in their court cases by criminally tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion, especially as a business endeavor for profit
  • To sterilize an animal through spaying and neutering
  • For an organism to make a molecule biologically active (e.g. Nitrogen fixing)

Fixing may refer to:

  • Price fixing (economics), an agreement between business competitors to sell the same product or service at the same price.

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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Pronunciation

Etymology

From Old French fixer, from fixe, from Latin fixus.

Noun

Singular
fix

Plural
fixes

fix (plural fixes)

  1. A repair or corrective action.
    That plumber's fix is much better than the first one's.
  2. A difficult situation; a quandry or dilemma.
    It rained before we repaired the roof, and were we in a fix!
  3. (informal) A single dose of an addictive drug administered to a drug user.
    "Just one fix!" -Alain Jourgensen
  4. A prearrangement of the outcome of a competitive process, such as a sporting event, a game, an election, a trial, or a bid.
    • 1963, Howard Saul Becker, Outsiders: studies in the sociology of deviance‎, page 160:
      As the professional thief notes: You can tell by the way the case is handled in court when the fix is in.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to fix

Third person singular
fixes

Simple past
fixt or fixed

Past participle
[[fixt or fixed]]

Present participle
fixing

to fix (third-person singular simple present fixes, present participle fixing, simple past and past participle fixt or fixed)

  1. To mend, to repair.
    That heater will start a fire if you don't fix it.
  2. To attach, to become attached; to affix.
    A dab of chewing gum will fix your note to the bulletin board.
    A leech can fix itself to your skin without you feeling it.
  3. To become acutely focused or obsessed.
    She's fixed on the idea of becoming a doctor.
  4. To prepare.
    She fixed dinner for the kids.
  5. To make a contest, vote, or gamble unfair; to privilege one contestant or a particular group of contestants, usually before the contest begins.
    A majority of voters believed the election was fixed in favor of the incumbent.
  6. To make a business of getting paid to arrange immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion[1]
  7. (US) To surgically render an animal, especially a pet, infertile.
    Rover stopped digging under the fence after we had the vet fix him.
  8. (mathematics, transitive) To map a (point or subset) to itself.
  9. To avenge, to best; to serve justice on an assumed miscreant.
    He got caught breaking into lockers, so a couple of guys fixed him after work.
  10. To purposefully stare at someone.
    He fixed me with a sickly grin, and said, "I told you it wouldn't work!"

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Translations

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References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ Sutherland, Edwin H. (ed) (1937): The Professional Thief: by a Professional Thief. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. [Reprinted by various publishers in subsequent decades.]

German

Adjective

fix (comparative fixer, superlative am fixesten)

  1. fixed (costs, salary)
  2. quick
  3. smart

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