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Definition 1: the act of putting something in working order again - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for fix in the sense of this definition

(fix is a kind of ...) the act of improving something

"their improvements increased the value of the property"

(... is a kind of fix ) the act of mending a hole in a garment with crossing threads

(... is a kind of fix ) the act of mending a hole in a garment by sewing a patch over it

(... is a kind of fix ) activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

"he wrote the manual on car care"

(... is a kind of fix ) hurried repair

(... is a kind of fix ) the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state

(... is a kind of fix ) the activity of constructing something again

(... is a kind of fix ) the act of restoring something to its original state

Definition 2: an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear - [noun denoting act]

Samples where fix or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers

(fix is a kind of ...) an act exempting someone

"he was granted immunity from prosecution"

Definition 3: a determination of the place where something is - [noun denoting act]

Samples where fix or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got a good fix on the target

Synonyms for fix in the sense of this definition

(fix is a kind of ...) the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation

"the determination of molecular structures"

(... is a kind of fix ) determining the location of something by measuring the time it takes for an echo to return from it

Definition 4: something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug - [noun denoting act]

Samples where fix or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she needed a fix of chocolate

(fix is a kind of ...) an injection into a vein

(fix is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 5: informal terms for a difficult situation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where fix or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he got into a terrible fix
  • he made a muddle of his marriage

Synonyms for fix in the sense of this definition

(fix is a kind of ...) a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome

"grappling with financial difficulties"

(... is a kind of fix ) a poor job; a mess

"they made a real dog's breakfast of that job"

Definition 6: make infertile - [verb of body]

Samples where fix or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized

Synonyms for fix in the sense of this definition

(fix is a kind of ...) perform surgery on

"The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life"

(... is a kind of fix ) remove the ovaries of

"Is your cat spayed?"

(... is a kind of fix ) remove the testicles of a male animal

(... is a kind of fix ) remove the vas deferens

"many men choose to be vasectomized as a form of safe birth control"

Definition 7: make fixed, stable or stationary - [verb of change]

Samples where fix or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • let's fix the picture to the frame

Synonyms for fix in the sense of this definition

(fix is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

Definition 8: restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken - [verb of change]

Samples where fix or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She repaired her TV set
  • Repair my shoes please

Synonyms for fix in the sense of this definition

(fix is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

(... is a kind of fix ) put a new heel on

"heel shoes"

(... is a kind of fix ) provide (a shoe) with a new vamp

"revamp my old boots"

(... is a kind of fix ) put a new sole on

"sole the shoes"

(... is a kind of fix ) mend by putting a patch on

"patch a hole"

(... is a kind of fix ) solve problems

"He is known to be good at trouble-shooting"

(... is a kind of fix ) repair the joints of bricks

"point a chimney"

(... is a kind of fix ) repair or mend

"cobble shoes"

(... is a kind of fix ) repair by adding pieces

"She pieced the china cup"

(... is a kind of fix ) plug with a substance

"fill a cavity"

(... is a kind of fix ) try to fix or mend

"Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's not working right" "She always fiddles with her van on the weekend"

(... is a kind of fix ) repair by sewing

"darn socks"

Definition 9: kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study - [verb of change]

(fix is a kind of ...) 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"

(fix belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells

Definition 10: make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc - [verb of change]

Samples where fix or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Get the children ready for school!
  • prepare for war
  • I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

Synonyms for fix in the sense of this definition

(fix is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of fix ) prepare for crops

"Work the soil" "cultivate the land"

(... is a kind of fix ) insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing

"prime a cannon" "prime a mine"

(... is a kind of fix ) prepare for summer

"summerize your car" "summerize a house"

(... is a kind of fix ) prepare for winter

"winterize cars" "winterize your houses"

(... is a kind of fix ) get ready for a particular purpose or event

"set up an experiment" "set the table" "lay out the tools for the surgery"

(... is a kind of fix ) fix onto a backing, setting, or support

"mount slides for macroscopic analysis"

(... is a kind of fix ) kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study

(... is a kind of fix ) put into the required condition beforehand

(... is a kind of fix ) prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam

(... is a kind of fix ) take measures in preparation for

"provide for the proper care of the passengers on the cruise ship"

(... is a kind of fix ) prepare for social life

"Children have to be socialized in school"

(... is a kind of fix ) prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

Definition 11: decide upon or fix definitely - [verb of communication]

Samples where fix or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fix the variables
  • specify the parameters

Synonyms for fix in the sense of this definition

(fix is a kind of ...) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

(... is a kind of fix ) use as a quantifier

(... is a kind of fix ) mention and identify by name

"name your accomplices!"

(... is a kind of fix ) set anew

"They re-set the date on the clock"

(... is a kind of fix ) give a definition for the meaning of a word

"Define `sadness'"

Definition 12: take vengeance on or get even - [verb of competition]

Samples where fix or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We'll get them!
  • That'll fix him good!
  • This time I got him

Synonyms for fix in the sense of this definition

(fix is a kind of ...) take revenge or even out a score

"I cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even"

(fix has a similar meaning as ...) make a compensation for

"a favor that cannot be paid back"

Definition 13: cause to be firmly attached - [verb of contact]

Samples where fix or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fasten the lock onto the door
  • she fixed her gaze on the man

Synonyms for fix in the sense of this definition

(fix is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten with, or as if with, a toggle

(... is a kind of fix ) bind with grout

"grout the bathtub"

(... is a kind of fix ) bind or join with or as if with cement

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten with a belt

"belt your trousers"

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten with a hook

(... is a kind of fix ) string together; tie or fasten with a string

"string the package"

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten with tacks

"tack the notice on the board"

(... is a kind of fix ) close with a zipper

"Zip up your jacket--it's cold"

(... is a kind of fix ) secure or lock with a hasp

(... is a kind of fix ) secure by locking

"lock up the house before you go on vacation"

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten with a lock

"lock the bike to the fence"

(... is a kind of fix ) secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts

"The girder was clinched into the wall"

(... is a kind of fix ) flatten the ends (of nails and rivets)

"the nails were clinched"

(... is a kind of fix ) secure or fasten with a staple or staples

"staple the papers together"

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten with a rivet or rivets

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten with buttons

"button the dress"

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten with a joint

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten or join with a joggle

(... is a kind of fix ) fit tightly and fasten

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten with wire

"The columns were wired to the beams for support"

(... is a kind of fix ) tie or fasten to a stake

"stake your goat"

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten with or as if with a brooch

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten with a buckle or buckles

(... is a kind of fix ) fix firmly or securely

(... is a kind of fix ) put, fix, force, or implant

"lodge a bullet in the table" "stick your thumb in the crack"

(... is a kind of fix ) place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction

"hang a door"

(... is a kind of fix ) cause to be hanging or suspended

"Hang that picture on the wall"

(... is a kind of fix ) attach or fasten with pins

"pin the needle to the shirt"

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten with stays

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten with Velcro

"velcro the belt"

(... is a kind of fix ) secure (a sprained joint) with a strap

(... is a kind of fix ) secure on a cleat

"cleat a line"

(... is a kind of fix ) secure with a cramp

"cramp the wood"

(... is a kind of fix ) wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose

(... is a kind of fix ) tie a cinch around

"cinch horses"

(... is a kind of fix ) attach to one another, for safety

"The mountaineers roped up when they started the final ascent"

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten with a picket

"picket the goat"

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten with a cable

"cable trees"

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten or secure with chains

"Chain the chairs together"

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten with or as if with a garter

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten with a latch

"latch the door"

(... is a kind of fix ) secure with a bitt

"bitt the ship line"

(... is a kind of fix ) connect or secure to

"They rigged the bomb to the ignition"

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord

"They tied their victim to the chair"

(... is a kind of fix ) secure a vessel with an anchor

"We anchored at Baltimore"

(... is a kind of fix ) fix firmly and stably

"anchor the lamppost in concrete"

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten or fix with a clamp

"clamp the chair together until the glue has hardened"

(... is a kind of fix ) secure with, or as if with, bars

"He barred the door"

(... is a kind of fix ) turn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten with a bight

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten with brads

(... is a kind of fix ) secure with chocks

(... is a kind of fix ) secure with a noose

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten with a crank

(... is a kind of fix ) fasten by sewing; do needlework

(... is a kind of fix ) secure with spikes

(... is a kind of fix ) secure in or as if in a berth or dock

"tie up the boat"

(... is a kind of fix ) secure with cables or ropes

"moor the boat"

(fix causes ...) become fixed or fastened

"This dress fastens in the back"

Definition 14: put (something somewhere) firmly - [verb of contact]

Samples where fix or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She posited her hand on his shoulder
  • deposit the suitcase on the bench
  • fix your eyes on this spot

Synonyms for fix in the sense of this definition

(fix is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of fix ) place in the earth and cover with soil

"They buried the stolen goods"

(... is a kind of fix ) deposit as a sediment

Definition 15: prepare for eating by applying heat - [verb of creation]

Samples where fix or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Cook me dinner, please
  • can you make me an omelette?
  • fix breakfast for the guests, please

Synonyms for fix in the sense of this definition

(fix is a kind of ...) make from scratch

(... is a kind of fix ) prevent (food) from rotting

"preserved meats" "keep potatoes fresh"

(... is a kind of fix ) prepare or cook with lard

"lard meat"

(... is a kind of fix ) prepare or cook by mixing ingredients

"concoct a strange mixture"

(... is a kind of fix ) prepare or cook quickly or hastily

(... is a kind of fix ) cook beforehand so that the actual preparation won't take long

"precook the rice"

(... is a kind of fix ) coat or stuff with a spicy paste

"devilled eggs"

(... is a kind of fix ) put on the stove or ready for cooking

"put on the tea, please!"

(... is a kind of fix ) pour liquor over and ignite (a dish)

(... is a kind of fix ) bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top

(... is a kind of fix ) dissolve cooking juices or solid food in (a pan) by adding liquid and stirring

(... is a kind of fix ) kill and prepare for market or consumption

"dress a turkey"

(fix has a similar meaning as ...) gather and light the materials for

"make a fire"

Definition 16: set or place definitely - [verb of creation]

Samples where fix or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Let's fix the date for the party!

(fix is a kind of ...) set up or lay the groundwork for

"establish a new department"

Samples where fix or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fix a race

(fix is a kind of ...) have and exert influence or effect

"The artist's work influenced the young painter" "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

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