fix

Definitions of fix
  1. verb
    restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
    synonyms: bushel, doctor, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on
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    break, bust
    ruin completely
    break, bust, fall apart, wear, wear out
    go to pieces
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    fiddle, tinker
    try to fix or mend
    fill
    plug with a substance
    patch, piece
    repair by adding pieces
    cobble
    repair or mend
    point, repoint
    repair the joints of bricks
    trouble-shoot, troubleshoot
    solve problems
    patch, patch up
    mend by putting a patch on
    resole, sole
    put a new sole on
    revamp, vamp
    provide (a shoe) with a new vamp
    heel, reheel
    put a new heel on
    darn
    repair by sewing
    close, fill up
    fill or stop up
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    ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate
    to make better
  2. noun
    the act of putting something in working order again
    synonyms: fixing, fixture, mend, mending, repair, reparation
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    darning
    the act of mending a hole in a garment with crossing threads
    patching
    the act of mending a hole in a garment by sewing a patch over it
    care, maintenance, upkeep
    activity involved in maintaining something in good working order
    band aid, quick fix, quickie, quicky
    hurried repair
    restoration
    the act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state
    reconstruction
    the activity of constructing something again
    restitution
    the act of restoring something to its original state
    re-establishment
    restoration to a previous state
    camera care
    keeping a camera in good working order
    car care
    keeping a car in good working order
    inspection and repair, overhaul, service
    periodic maintenance on a car or machine
    gentrification
    the restoration of run-down urban areas by the middle class (resulting in the displacement of low-income residents)
    reclamation, rehabilitation, renewal
    the conversion of wasteland into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation
    makeover
    a complete reconstruction and renovation of something
    reassembly, refabrication
    assembling again
    re-formation, regeneration
    forming again (especially with improvements or removal of defects); renewing and reconstituting
    rebuilding
    building again
    pump priming
    introducing water into a pump to improve the seal and start the water flowing
    scheduled maintenance
    maintenance at a regularly scheduled time
    steam fitting
    care (installation and maintenance) of equipment for ventilating or heating or refrigerating
    rehabilitation
    the restoration of someone to a useful place in society
    reinstatement
    the act of restoring someone to a previous position
    rejuvenation
    the act of restoring to a more youthful condition
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    improvement
    the act of improving something
  3. noun
    something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
    “she needed a fix of chocolate”
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    intravenous injection
    an injection into a vein
  4. verb
    cause to be firmly attached
    “she fixed her gaze on the man”
    synonyms: fasten, secure
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    unfasten
    cause to become undone
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    strap
    secure (a sprained joint) with a strap
    bind, tie
    fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord
    rig
    connect or secure to
    bitt
    secure with a bitt
    latch
    fasten with a latch
    garter
    fasten with or as if with a garter
    chain
    fasten or secure with chains
    cable
    fasten with a cable
    picket
    fasten with a picket
    rope up
    attach to one another, for safety
    cinch, girth
    tie a cinch around
    bandage, bind
    wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
    cramp
    secure with a cramp
    cleat
    secure on a cleat
    anchor, cast anchor, drop anchor
    secure a vessel with an anchor
    anchor, ground
    fix firmly and stably
    moor
    secure with cables or ropes
    berth, moor, tie up
    secure in or as if in a berth or dock
    spike
    secure with spikes
    run up, sew, sew together, stitch
    fasten by sewing; do needlework
    crank
    fasten with a crank
    noose
    secure with a noose
    chock
    secure with chocks
    brad
    fasten with brads
    bight
    fasten with a bight
    belay
    fasten a boat to a bitt, pin, or cleat
    belay
    turn a rope round an object or person in order to secure it or him
    bar
    secure with, or as if with, bars
    clamp
    fasten or fix with a clamp
    velcro
    fasten with Velcro
    stay
    fasten with stays
    clinch
    flatten the ends (of nails and rivets)
    clinch
    secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
    lock
    fasten with a lock
    lock up
    secure by locking
    hasp
    secure or lock with a hasp
    zip, zip up, zipper
    close with a zipper
    tack
    fasten with tacks
    string
    string together; tie or fasten with a string
    hook
    fasten with a hook
    belt
    fasten with a belt
    cement
    bind or join with or as if with cement
    grout
    bind with grout
    staple
    secure or fasten with a staple or staples
    rivet
    fasten with a rivet or rivets
    button
    fasten with buttons
    pin
    attach or fasten with pins or as if with pins
    hang, hang up
    cause to be hanging or suspended
    hang
    place in position as by a hinge so as to allow free movement in one direction
    deposit, lodge, stick, wedge
    put, fix, force, or implant
    entrench, intrench
    fix firmly or securely
    buckle, clasp
    fasten with a buckle or buckles
    brooch, clasp
    fasten with or as if with a brooch
    stake
    tie or fasten to a stake
    wire
    fasten with wire
    coapt
    fit tightly and fasten
    joggle
    fasten or join with a joggle
    joint
    fasten with a joint
    toggle
    fasten with, or as if with, a toggle
    gag, muzzle
    tie a gag around someone's mouth in order to silence them
    retie
    tie again or anew
    bind off, tie up
    finish the last row
    loop
    fasten or join with a loop
    cord
    bind or tie with a cord
    lash together
    bind together with a cord or rope
    truss
    tie the wings and legs of a bird before cooking it
    leash, rope
    fasten with a rope
    strap
    tie with a strap
    knot
    tie or fasten into a knot
    lash
    bind with a rope, chain, or cord
    band
    bind or tie together, as with a band
    wharf
    moor at a wharf
    hem
    fold over and sew together to provide with a hem
    resew
    sew again
    overcast
    sew with an overcast stitch from one section to the next
    overcast
    sew over the edge of with long slanting wide stitches
    backstitch
    do backstitches
    gather, pucker, tuck
    draw together into folds or puckers
    finedraw
    sew together very finely
    fell
    sew a seam by folding the edges
    baste, tack
    sew together loosely, with large stitches
    hemstitch
    sew with hemstitches
    retick, tick
    sew
    padlock
    fasten with a padlock
    bolt
    secure or lock with a bolt
    thumbtack
    fasten with thumbtacks
    suspend
    hang freely
    lace, lace up
    draw through eyes or holes
    redeposit
    deposit anew
    cast on
    make the first row of stitches when knitting
    cast off
    make the last row of stitches when knitting
    sling
    hang loosely or freely; let swing
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    attach
    cause to be attached
  5. verb
    make fixed, stable or stationary
    “let's fix the picture to the frame”
    synonyms: fixate
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    attach
    cause to be attached
  6. verb
    put (something somewhere) firmly
    fix your eyes on this spot”
    synonyms: deposit, posit, situate
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    bury
    place in the earth and cover with soil
    sediment
    deposit as a sediment
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    lay, place, pose, position, put, set
    put into a certain place or abstract location
  7. noun
    a determination of the place where something is
    “he got a good fix on the target”
    synonyms: localisation, localization, locating, location
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    echo sounding, echolocation
    determining the location of something by measuring the time it takes for an echo to return from it
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    determination, finding
    the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
  8. verb
    set or place definitely
    “Let's fix the date for the party!”
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    constitute, establish, found, institute, plant
    set up or lay the groundwork for
  9. verb
    decide upon or fix definitely
    fix the variables”
    synonyms: define, determine, limit, set, specify
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    quantify
    use as a quantifier
    name
    mention and identify by name
    reset
    set anew
    define
    give a definition for the meaning of a word
    redefine
    give a new or different definition of (a word)
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    choose, pick out, select, take
    pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
  10. verb
    prepare for eating by applying heat
    fix breakfast for the guests, please”
    synonyms: cook, make, prepare, ready
    make
    gather and light the materials for
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    keep, preserve
    prevent (food) from rotting
    dress, dress out
    kill and prepare for market or consumption
    deglaze
    dissolve cooking juices or solid food in (a pan) by adding liquid and stirring
    escallop, scallop
    bake in a sauce, milk, etc., often with breadcrumbs on top
    flambe
    pour liquor over and ignite (a dish)
    put on
    put on the stove or ready for cooking
    devil
    coat or stuff with a spicy paste
    precook
    cook beforehand so that the actual preparation won't take long
    whip up, whomp up
    prepare or cook quickly or hastily
    concoct, cook up
    prepare or cook by mixing ingredients
    lard
    prepare or cook with lard
    freeze-dry
    preserve by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum
    conserve
    preserve with sugar
    dehydrate, desiccate
    preserve by removing all water and liquids from
    pickle
    preserve in a pickling liquid
    salt
    preserve with salt
    can, put up, tin
    preserve in a can or tin
    refrigerate
    preserve by chilling
    cure
    prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve
    corn
    preserve with salt
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    create from raw material, create from raw stuff
    make from scratch
  11. verb
    take vengeance on or get even
    “That'll fix him good!”
    synonyms: get, pay back, pay off
    pay
    make a compensation for
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    get back, get even
    take revenge or even out a score
  12. verb
    kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
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    gear up, prepare, ready, set, set up
    make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
  13. verb
    make infertile
    synonyms: desex, desexualise, desexualize, sterilise, sterilize, unsex
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    alter, castrate, neuter, spay
    remove the ovaries of
    castrate, demasculinise, demasculinize, emasculate
    remove the testicles of a male animal
    vasectomise, vasectomize
    remove the vas deferens
    defeminise, defeminize
    remove the ovaries of (female mammals such as cats)
    caponise, caponize
    convert a cock into a capon
    cut, geld
    cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)
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    operate, operate on
    perform surgery on
  14. verb
    influence an event or its outcome by illegal means
    fix a race”
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    act upon, influence, work
    have and exert influence or effect
  15. noun
    an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear
    “collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers”
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    exemption, granting immunity, immunity
    an act exempting someone
  16. verb
    make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    “I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill”
    synonyms: gear up, prepare, ready, set, set up
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    socialise, socialize
    prepare for social life
    provide
    take measures in preparation for
    cram
    prepare (students) hastily for an impending exam
    precondition
    put into the required condition beforehand
    mount
    fix onto a backing, setting, or support
    lay out, set, set up
    get ready for a particular purpose or event
    winterise, winterize
    prepare for winter
    summerise, summerize
    prepare for summer
    prime
    insert a primer into (a gun, mine, or charge) preparatory to detonation or firing
    crop, cultivate, work
    prepare for crops
    brace, poise
    prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult
    overcrop, overcultivate
    to exhaust by excessive cultivation
    nerve, steel
    get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  17. noun
    informal terms for a difficult situation
    “he got into a terrible fix
    synonyms: hole, jam, kettle of fish, mess, muddle, pickle
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    dog's breakfast, dog's dinner
    a poor job; a mess
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    difficulty
    a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
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