[ verb ] restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
"She repaired her TV set" "Repair my shoes please"
Used in print(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)
`` I think I 've fixed the pump so we won't have_to worry about it for a long_time '' , he said .(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)
Linda_Kay felt_like going_off to the bedroom to cry ; but they were going_up to the Big_House after supper , and she had_to put_on a clean dress and fix her hair a_little .(Hampton Stone, The Man Who Looked Death...)
He quickly fixed that , rolling back the shades on some of the skylights and adjusting screens on the others .
Starting with the room completely blacked_out , as it was when we came_in , he unerringly fixed things so that the whole place was bathed in the maximum of light without at any point admitting even so much as a crack of glare .
[ verb ] cause to be firmly attached
"fasten the lock onto the door" "she fixed her gaze on the man"
Used in print("Editorials"...)
The head was then fixed on a pole at Westminster , and the rest of the body was buried under the gallows .(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
Each scene is shot straight through , as had been the universal custom , from a camera fixed in a single position , but in the outdoor scenes , especially in the capture and destruction of the outlaws , Porter 's camera position breaks , necessarily , with the camera position standard until then , which had been , roughly , that of a spectator in a center orchestra seat at a play .(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)
Finally , the conception of the natural community of all possessions which originated with the Stoics was firmly fixed in a tradition by More 's time , although it was not accepted by all the theologian philosophers of the Middle_Ages .
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[ verb ] decide upon or fix definitely
"fix the variables" "specify the parameters"
Used in print(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)
The drama in the theater and the concert in the hall both have a fixed time , but the time is fixed by the director and the players , the conductor and the instrumentalists , subject , therefore , to much variation , as record collectors well know .(Douglas Ashford, "Elections in Morocco: Progress...)
A goal was fixed , as given in Table 2 , and attention focused_on its fulfillment .(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)
`` Say , did you know they 're fixing to have a two day antelope season on the Double_X '' ?
[ verb ] (food) prepare for eating by applying heat
"Cook me dinner, please" "can you make me an omelette?" "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
Used in print(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
`` I can fix him something later in the afternoon when we get home '' .(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)
`` Know what I had_to fix fer Ole Him '' ?(James Thurber, "The Future, If Any, of Comedy,"...)
Moreland fixed us each another drink , and said , `` For God 's sake , tell me something truly amusing '' .
[ verb ] take vengeance on or get even
"We'll get them!" "That'll fix him good!" "This time I got him"
Used in print(Francis Pollini, Night....)
Jee_-_sus , We Fixed him !
Yooee , we fixed him !(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
Kahler continued : `` I fixed his dog the other day and I guess he 's sore , so I expected him to come barging_in '' .
[ verb ] kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study; in cytology
Used in print(A. N. Nagaraj and L. M. Black, "Localization of...)
The sections were fixed in acetone for 15_minutes and dried at 37 ` for 30_minutes .
After drying the sections under the fan , fixing in acetone , and drying at 37 ` as in the indirect method , the sections were treated with conjugated * * f or * * f ( undiluted unless mentioned otherwise ) for 5 - 30_minutes .
[ verb ] set or place definitely
"Let's fix the date for the party!"
Used in print(Richard B. Morris, "Seven Who Set Our Destiny"...)
During his two terms the Constitution was tested and found workable , strong national policies were inaugurated , and the traditions and powers of the Presidential office firmly fixed .(James Blish, The Star Dwellers....)
( Or , perhaps , especially in an Angel , whose assumptions had mostly been fixed millions of years ago . )
[ verb ] (surgery) make infertile
"in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilities are sterilized"
Used in print(Dell Shannon, The Ace of Spades....)
Yes , well , it 's a pity to spoil your girlish figure - which all those kittens would do anyway - but I think when you 've raised these we 'll just have the vet fix it so there won n't be any more .
[ verb ] 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"
[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 5710
[ noun ] (law) an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear
"collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"
[ verb ] put into a certain place or abstract location
"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"
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