fix

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  • To correct or set right; adjust.
  • To restore to proper condition or working order; repair.
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  • To make ready for a specific purpose, as by altering or combining elements; prepare.
  • To spay or castrate (an animal).
  • To influence the outcome or actions of (something) by improper or unlawful means.
  • To take revenge upon (someone); get even with.
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  • To place securely; make stable or firm: <i>synonym</i>: <strong> fasten</strong>.
  • To secure to another; attach.
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  • To put into a stable or unalterable form.
  • To make (a chemical substance) nonvolatile or solid.
  • To convert (nitrogen or carbon) into stable, biologically assimilable compounds.
  • To kill and preserve (a specimen) intact for microscopic study.
  • To prevent discoloration of (a photographic image) by washing or coating with a chemical preservative.
  • To direct steadily.
  • To capture or hold.
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  • To set or place definitely; establish.
  • To determine with accuracy; ascertain.
  • To agree on; arrange.
  • To assign; attribute.
  • To convert (data) from floating-point notation to fixed-point notation.
  • To direct one's efforts or attention; concentrate.
  • To become stable or firm; harden.
  • To be on the verge of; to be making preparations for. Used in progressive tenses with the infinitive.
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  • The act of adjusting, correcting, or repairing.
  • Something that repairs or restores; a solution.
  • The position, as of a ship or aircraft, determined by visual observations with the aid of equipment.
  • A clear determination or understanding.
  • An instance of arranging a special consideration, such as an exemption from a requirement, or an improper or illegal outcome, especially by means of bribery.
  • A difficult or embarrassing situation; a predicament: <i>synonym</i>: <strong> predicament</strong>.
  • An amount or dose of something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic.
  • To improve the appearance or condition of; refurbish.
  • To provide; equip.
  • To provide a companion on a date for.
  • (<em>fix (someone's) wagon</em>) To get revenge on another.
  • In <em>naut. surv.</em>, the operation of determining (‘fixing’) the position of an unknown point by the three-point problem, which involves the measurement, at the point, of the two angles between lines running to three known visible points.
  • A critical condition; a predicament; a difficulty; a dilemma.
  • To fasten; make fast by some material means: attach or confine firmly or securely: also used figuratively of immaterial things.
  • Figuratively, to direct intently or persistently, so as to be as it were fastened to its object: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="fix">fix</internalXref> the mind on a subject; to <em>fix</em> the eyes or the attention.
  • To hold firmly; restrain from wandering or wavering; arrest: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="fix">fix</internalXref> one with the eyes; to <em>fix</em> the attention of an audience; to <em>fix</em> inconstant affections.
  • To establish; give permanence or a permanent character to; make permanent; confirm.
  • To establish in position or in a situation; settle or place stably; plant firmly: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="fix">fix</internalXref> a lance in rest; the <em>fixed</em> stars (see <internalXref urlencoded="fixed">fixed</internalXref>, 2).
  • To make stable in consistence or condition; reduce from fluidity or volatility to a more permanent state; make less volatile or fugitive: as, cold <em>fixes</em> water in the form of ice; to <em>fix</em> colors by a mordant.
  • To reduce to a concrete state; seize and put into permanent form: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="fix">fix</internalXref> one's thoughts on paper, or a conception on canvas.
  • To establish as a fact or a conclusion; determine or settle definitely; make certain: as, this event <em>fixed</em> his destiny; to <em>fix</em> the meaning of a word.
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