fix

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
fix

Third-person singular
fixes

Past tense
fixed

Past participle
fixed

Present participle
fixing

(transitive)

  1. When you fix something, you repair it.
    • Antonym: fix
    The mechanic fixes my car.
    The mother fixed the broken toy.
  2. When you fix something to something else, you attach it or hold it in place.
    A piece of chewing gum will fix your note to the bulletin board.
    A leech can fix itself to your skin without you feeling it.
  3. When you fix something at a certain time, you make a rule or agreement that the time will not change.
    The Constitution fixes the date when Congress must meet.
  4. If you fix an animal, you remove its reproductive organs so that it can not have babies.
    After you fix a male cat, it doesn't fight with other cats as much.
  5. If you fix a game, contest, or election, somebody unfairly controls what will happen before it is over.
    Someone has fixed the game so that noone can win.
  6. (slang) When you attack or punish someone, you fix them.
    If you do anything wrong in that city, they will fix you.
    Don't go into my room, or I'll fix you!
  7. (slang) Protected from arrest or conviction.
    Don't worry about it, we're fixed with the cops.