fix
noun.
informal terms for a difficult situation
he got into a terrible fix|he made a muddle of his marriage
noun.
something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
she needed a fix of chocolate
noun.
the act of putting something in working order again
noun.
an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear
collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers
noun.
a determination of the place where something is
he got a good fix on the target
verb.
restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
She repaired her TV set|Repair my shoes please
verb.
cause to be firmly attached
fasten the lock onto the door|she fixed her gaze on the man
Synonym: fasten, secure
verb.
decide upon or fix definitely
fix the variables|specify the parameters
verb.
prepare for eating by applying heat
Cook me dinner, please|can you make me an omelette?|fix breakfast for the guests, please
Synonym: cook, make, prepare, ready
verb.
take vengeance on or get even
We'll get them!|That'll fix him good!|This time I got him
Synonym: get, pay back, pay off
verb.
set or place definitely
Let's fix the date for the party!
verb.
kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
verb.
make fixed, stable or stationary
let's fix the picture to the frame
Synonym: fixate
verb.
make infertile
in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized
verb.
influence an event or its outcome by illegal means
fix a race
verb.
put (something somewhere) firmly
She posited her hand on his shoulder|deposit the suitcase on the bench|fix your eyes on this spot
Synonym: situate, posit, deposit
verb.
make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
Get the children ready for school!|prepare for war|I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill