HyperDic: fix

English > 17 senses of the word fix:
VERBchangefix, repair, mend, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch onrestore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn / torn or broken
contactfix, fasten, securecause to be firmly attached
communicationfix, specify, set, determine, define, limitdecide upon or fix definitely
creationfix, cook, ready, make, prepareprepare for eating by applying heat
competitionfix, pay back, pay off, gettake vengeance on or get even
creationfixset or place definitely
changefixkill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
changefix, fixatemake fixed, stable or stationary
bodyfix, sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualisemake infertile
socialfixinfluence an event or its outcome by illegal means
contactfix, situate, posit, depositput (something somewhere) firmly
changefix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, setmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
NOUNstatefix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fishinformal terms for a difficult situation
actfixsomething craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
actfix, repair, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparationthe act of putting something in working order again
actfixan exemption granted / granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear
actfix, localization, localisation, location, locatinga determination of the place where something is
fix > pronunciation
Soundsfih'ks
Rhymesacoustics ... UNIX: 110 rhymes with ihks...
English > fix: 17 senses > noun 1, state
Meaninginformal terms for a difficult situation.
Example"he got into a terrible fix"
Synonymshole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish
Narrowerdog's breakfast, dog's dinnerA poor job
BroaderdifficultyA condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
Spanishatolladero, berenjenal, embrollo, enredo, lío, maraña, taco
Catalanbatibull, embolic, embull, galimaties, garbuix, merder
English > fix: 17 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningSomething craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug.
Example"she needed a fix of chocolate"
Broaderintravenous injectionAn injection into a vein
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
English > fix: 17 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of putting something in working order again.
Synonymsrepair, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation
Narrowerband aid, quick fix, quickie, quickyhurried repair
care, maintenance, upkeepactivity involved in maintaining something in good working order
darningThe act of mending a hole in a garment with crossing threads
patchingThe act of mending a hole in a garment by sewing a patch over it
reconstructionThe activity of constructing something again
restitutionThe act of restoring something to its original state
restorationThe act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state
BroaderimprovementThe act of improving something
Spanisharreglo, compostura, enmienda, instalación, remiendo, reparación, reparo, solución
Catalanadobament, adob, reparació
Verbsfixrestore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn / torn or broken
English > fix: 17 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningAn exemption granted / granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear.
Example"collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers"
Broaderexemption, immunity, granting immunityAn act exempting someone
Catalanfrau, martingala
English > fix: 17 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA determination of the place where something is.
Example"he got a good fix on the target"
Synonymslocalization, localisation, location, locating
Narrowerecholocation, echo soundingDetermining the location of something by measuring the time it takes for an echo to return from it
Broaderdetermination, findingThe act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
Spanishlocalización, localizar, posición, ubicación
Catalanlocalització
English > fix: 17 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningrestore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn / torn or broken.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe men fix the chairs
Synonymsrepair, mend, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on
Entailed byoverhaul, modernize, modernisemake repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to
Narrowercobblerepair or mend
darnrepair by sewing
fillplug with a substance
heel, reheelput a new heel on
patch, patch upmend by putting a patch on
piece, patchrepair by adding pieces
point, repointrepair the joints of bricks
sole, resoleput a new sole on
tinker, fiddletry to fix or mend
trouble-shoot, troubleshootsolve problems
vamp, revampProvide (a shoe) with a new vamp
Broaderbetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
Oppositebreak, bustruin completely
Spanisharreglar, atender, componer, recomponer, reparar, restaurar, restituir
Catalanadobar, apariar, arreglar, atendre, reparar, restituir
Nounsfix, fixing, fixturethe act of putting something in working order again
fixera skilled worker who mends or repairs things
English > fix: 17 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningCause to be firmly attached.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example "she fixed her gaze on the man"
Synonymsfasten, secure
Cause tofastenBecome fixed or fastened
Entailed bylace, lace upDraw through eyes or holes
sealClose with or as if with a seal
tie down, tie up, bind, trussSecure with or as if with ropes
Narroweranchor, cast anchor, drop anchorSecure a vessel with an anchor
anchor, groundFix firmly and stably
barSecure with, or as if with, bars
belayFasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat
belayTurn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him
beltfasten with a belt
bightFasten with a bight
bind, bandagewrap / wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
bittSecure with a bitt
bradFasten with brads
brooch, claspFasten with or as if with a brooch
buckle, claspFasten with a buckle or buckles
buttonFasten with buttons
cableFasten with a cable
cementBind or join with or as if with cement
chainFasten or secure with chains
chockSecure with chocks
cinch, girthTie a cinch around
clampFasten or fix with a clamp
cleatSecure on a cleat
clinchflatten the ends (of nails and rivets)
clinchSecure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
coaptfit tightly and fasten
crampSecure with a cramp
crankFasten with a crank
entrench, intrenchFix firmly or securely
garterFasten with or as if with a garter
groutBind with grout
hang, hang upCause to be hanging or suspended
hangplace in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction
haspSecure or lock with a hasp
hookFasten with a hook
joggleFasten or join with a joggle
jointFasten with a joint
latchFasten with a latch / latch
lockFasten with a lock
lock upSecure by locking
lodge, wedge, stick, depositPut, fix, force, or implant
moorSecure with cables or ropes
moor, berth, tie upSecure in or as if in a berth or dock
nooseSecure with a noose
picketFasten with a picket
pinattach or fasten with pins or as if with pins
rigConnect or secure to
rivetFasten with a rivet or rivets
rope upattach to one another, for safety
sew, run up, sew together, stitchFasten by sewing
spikeSecure with spikes
stakeTie or fasten to a stake
stapleSecure or fasten with a staple or staples
stayFasten with stays
strapSecure (a sprained joint) with a strap
stringstring together
tackFasten with tacks
tie, bindFasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
toggleFasten with, or as if with, a toggle
velcroFasten with Velcro
wireFasten with wire
zip up, zipper, zipClose with a zipper
BroaderattachCause to be attached
OppositeunfastenCause to become undone
Spanishasegurar, concertar, fijar, reparar, sujetar, unir
Catalanassegurar, concertar, fixar, reparar
Nounsfixturean object firmly fixed in place (especially in a household)
fixturethe quality of being fixed in place as by some firm attachment
English > fix: 17 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningdecide upon or fix definitely.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"fix the variables"
Synonymsspecify, set, determine, define, limit
NarrowerdefineGive a definition for the meaning / meaning of a word
namemention and identify by name
quantifyUse as a quantifier
resetSet anew
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Spanishconcertar, determinar, especificar, fijar, precisar
Catalanconcertar, determinar, especificar, fixar
English > fix: 17 senses > verb 4, creation
MeaningPrepare for eating by applying heat.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe chefs fix the vegetables
Example "fix breakfast for the guests, please"
Synonymscook, ready, make, prepare
Narrowerconcoct, cook upPrepare or cook by mixing ingredients
deglazedissolve cooking juices or solid food in (a pan) by adding liquid / liquid and stirring
devilcoat or stuff with a spicy paste
dress, dress outkill and prepare for market or consumption
flambepour liquor over and ignite (a dish)
lardPrepare or cook with lard
precookcook beforehand so that the actual preparation won't take long
preserve, keepprevent (food) from rotting
put onput on the stove or ready for cooking
scallop, escallopbake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top
whip up, whomp upPrepare or cook quickly or hastily
Broadercreate from raw material, create from raw stuffmake from scratch
Similar tomakeGather and light the materials for
Spanishcocinar, confeccionar, crear, formar, guisar, preparar
Catalanconfeccionar, coure, crear, cuinar, formar, guisar, preparar
English > fix: 17 senses > verb 5, competition
MeaningTake vengeance on or get even.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Example "That'll fix him good!"
Synonymspay back, pay off, get
Broaderget even, get backTake revenge or even out a score
Similar topaymake a compensation for
Spanishcoger, desquitarse, pagar, pillar
English > fix: 17 senses > verb 6, creation
MeaningSet or place definitely.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Let's fix the date for the party!"
Broaderestablish, found, plant, constitute, instituteSet up or lay the groundwork for
Spanishconcertar, fijar
Catalanconcertar, fixar
English > fix: 17 senses > verb 7, change
Meaningkill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study.
PatternSomebody ----s something
CategorycytologyThe branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells
Broaderfix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, setmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
Nounsfixing(histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
English > fix: 17 senses > verb 8, change
Meaningmake fixed, stable or stationary.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"let's fix the picture to the frame"
Synonymfixate
BroaderattachCause to be attached
Spanishfijar
Catalanfixar
English > fix: 17 senses > verb 9, body
Meaningmake infertile.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymssterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise
Narroweralter, neuter, spay, castrateRemove the ovaries of
emasculate, castrate, demasculinize, demasculiniseRemove the testicles of a male animal
vasectomize, vasectomiseRemove the vas deferens
Broaderoperate on, operatePerform surgery on
Spanishcapar, castrar, emascular, esterilizar, mutilar
Catalanesterilitzar
Nounsfixingthe sterilization of an animal
English > fix: 17 senses > verb 10, social
MeaningInfluence an event or its outcome by illegal means.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"fix a race"
Broaderinfluence, act upon, workHave and exert influence or effect
Spanishtrucar
English > fix: 17 senses > verb 11, contact
Meaningput (something somewhere) firmly.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example "fix your eyes on this spot"
Synonymssituate, posit, deposit
Narrowerburyplace in the earth and cover with soil
sedimentDeposit as a sediment
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Spanishdepositar, situar, ubicar
Catalandepositar, situar-se, situar, ubicar
English > fix: 17 senses > verb 12, change
Meaningmake ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Example "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
Synonymsprepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
Narrowerbrace, poisePrepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
cramPrepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
cultivate, crop, workPrepare for crops
fixkill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
mountFix onto a backing, setting, or support
preconditionput into the required condition beforehand
primeinsert / insert a primer into (a gun / gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing
provideTake measures in preparation for
set up, lay out, setGet ready for a particular purpose or event
socialize, socialisePrepare for social life
summerize, summerisePrepare for summer
winterize, winterisePrepare for winter
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishacondicionar, aprestarse, aprestar, disponerse, disponer, prepararse, preparar
Catalanaprestar, disposar-se, preparar-se, preparar

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