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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)

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.

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.""