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Definition of "fix" []

  • To place securely; make stable or firm: fixed the tent poles in the ground. See Synonyms at fasten. (verb-transitive)
  • To secure to another; attach: fixing the notice to the board with tacks. (verb-transitive)
  • To put into a stable or unalterable form: tried to fix the conversation in her memory. (verb-transitive)
  • To make (a chemical substance) nonvolatile or solid. (verb-transitive)
  • Biology To convert (nitrogen) into stable, biologically assimilable compounds. (verb-transitive)
  • To make or become firm, stable, or secure (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To attach or place permanently (verb)
  • To settle definitely; decide (verb)
  • To hold or direct (eyes, attention, etc) steadily (verb)
  • To call to attention or rivet (verb)
  • To make rigid (verb)
  • To place or ascribe (verb)
  • To mend or repair (verb)
  • To provide with (verb)
  • To influence (a person, outcome of a contest, etc) unfairly, as by bribery (verb)
  • To take revenge on; get even with, esp by killing (verb)
  • To give (someone) his just deserts (verb)
  • To arrange or put in order (verb)
  • To prepare (verb)
  • To spay or castrate (an animal) (verb)
  • To prepare oneself (verb)
  • To treat (a film, plate, or paper) with fixer to make permanent the image rendered visible by developer (verb)
  • To kill, preserve, and harden (tissue, cells, etc) for subsequent microscopic study (verb)
  • To convert (atmospheric nitrogen) into nitrogen compounds, as in the manufacture of fertilizers or the action of bacteria in the soil (verb)
  • To convert (carbon dioxide) into organic compounds, esp carbohydrates, as occurs in photosynthesis in plants and some microorganisms (verb)
  • To reduce (a substance) to a solid or condensed state or a less volatile state (verb)
  • To inject a drug (verb)
  • A predicament; dilemma (noun)
  • The ascertaining of the navigational position, as of a ship, by radar, observation, etc (noun)
  • An intravenous injection of a drug, esp heroin (noun)
  • An act or instance of bribery (noun)

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Use "fix" in a sentence
  • "When we were about to sign the above-mentioned articles, which were to be binding upon us, our heirs, etc., for fifty years, Mr. Brockden, the scrivener, said to us, “You are young men, but it is scarcely probable that any of you will live to see the expiration of the term fix’d in the instrument."
  • "When we were about to sign the above-mentioned articles, which were to be binding upon us, our heirs, etc., for fifty years, Mr. Brockden, the scrivener, said to us, "You are young men, but it is scarcely probable that any of you will live to see the expiration of the term fix'd in the instrument.""
  • "When we were about to sign the above mentioned articles, which were to be binding on us, our heirs, etc., for fifty years, Mr. Brockden, the scrivener, said to us, "You are young men, but it is scarcely probable that any of you will live to see the expiration of the term fix'd in the instrument.""