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English noun: fix

1. fix (state) informal terms for a difficult situation


SamplesHe got into a terrible fix.
He made a muddle of his marriage.


Synonymshole, jam, kettle of fish, mess, muddle, pickle


Broader (hypernym)difficulty


Narrower (hyponym)dog's breakfast, dog's dinner

2. fix (act) something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug


SamplesShe needed a fix of chocolate.


Broader (hypernym)intravenous injection


Domain usagecolloquialism

3. fix (act) the act of putting something in working order again


Synonymsfixing, fixture, mend, mending, repair, reparation


Broader (hypernym)improvement


Narrower (hyponym)band aid, care, darning, maintenance, patching, quick fix, quickie, quicky, reconstruction, restitution, restoration, upkeep

4. fix (act) an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear


SamplesCollusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers.


Broader (hypernym)exemption, granting immunity, immunity

5. fix (act) a determination of the place where something is


SamplesHe got a good fix on the target.


Synonymslocalisation, localization, locating, location


Broader (hypernym)determination, finding


Narrower (hyponym)echo sounding, echolocation


English verb: fix

1. fix (change) restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken


SamplesShe repaired her TV set.
Repair my shoes please.


ExamplesThe men fix the chairs


Synonymsbushel, doctor, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate


Narrower (hyponym)cobble, darn, fiddle, fill, heel, patch, patch, patch up, piece, point, reheel, repoint, resole, revamp, sole, tinker, trouble-shoot, troubleshoot, vamp


Antonymsbust, break

2. fix (contact) cause to be firmly attached


SamplesFasten the lock onto the door.
She fixed her gaze on the man.


Synonymsfasten, secure


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)attach


Narrower (hyponym)anchor, anchor, bandage, bar, belay, belay, belt, berth, bight, bind, bind, bitt, brad, brooch, buckle, button, cable, cast anchor, cement, chain, chock, cinch, clamp, clasp, clasp, cleat, clinch, clinch, coapt, cramp, crank, deposit, drop anchor, entrench, garter, girth, ground, grout, hang, hang, hang up, hasp, hook, intrench, joggle, joint, latch, lock, lock up, lodge, moor, moor, noose, picket, pin, rig, rivet, rope up, run up, sew, sew together, spike, stake, staple, stay, stick, stitch, strap, string, tack, tie, tie up, toggle, velcro, wedge, wire, zip, zip up, zipper


Causefasten


Antonymsunfasten

3. fix (communication) decide upon or fix definitely


SamplesFix the variables.
Specify the parameters.


Synonymsdefine, determine, limit, set, specify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)choose, pick out, select, take


Narrower (hyponym)define, name, quantify, reset

4. fix (creation) prepare for eating by applying heat


SamplesCook me dinner, please.
Can you make me an omelette?.
Fix breakfast for the guests, please.


ExamplesThe chefs fix the vegetables


Synonymscook, make, prepare, ready


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create from raw material, create from raw stuff


Narrower (hyponym)concoct, cook up, deglaze, devil, dress, dress out, escallop, flambe, keep, lard, precook, preserve, put on, scallop, whip up, whomp up


Verb groupmake

5. fix (competition) take vengeance on or get even


SamplesWe'll get them!.
That'll fix him good!.
This time I got him.


Synonymsget, pay back, pay off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)get back, get even


Verb grouppay

6. fix (creation) set or place definitely


SamplesLet's fix the date for the party!.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)constitute, establish, found, institute, plant

7. fix (change) kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fix, gear up, prepare, ready, set, set up


Domain categorycytology

8. fix (change) make fixed, stable or stationary


SamplesLet's fix the picture to the frame.


Synonymsfixate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)attach

9. fix (body) make infertile


SamplesIn some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized.


Synonymsdesex, desexualise, desexualize, sterilise, sterilize, unsex


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)operate, operate on


Narrower (hyponym)alter, castrate, castrate, demasculinise, demasculinize, emasculate, neuter, spay, vasectomise, vasectomize

10. fix (social) influence an event or its outcome by illegal means


SamplesFix a race.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)act upon, influence, work

11. fix (contact) put (something somewhere) firmly


SamplesShe posited her hand on his shoulder.
Deposit the suitcase on the bench.
Fix your eyes on this spot.


Synonymsdeposit, posit, situate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set


Narrower (hyponym)bury, sediment

12. fix (change) make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc


SamplesGet the children ready for school!.
Prepare for war.
I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill.


Synonymsgear up, prepare, ready, set, set up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)brace, cram, crop, cultivate, fix, lay out, mount, poise, precondition, prime, provide, set, set up, socialise, socialize, summerise, summerize, winterise, winterize, work









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