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*fix on something

 
1. the exact location of something distant. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) I can't get a fix on your location. Where are you? We are trying to get a fix on your radio transmission.
2. Fig. an understanding of the direction of a discussion. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) I can't quite get a fix on what you're trying to say. I can't get a fix on where you're going with this argument.
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fix something on(to) something

to attach something onto something. We fixed a notice onto the broken door so people wouldn't use it. Please fix a label on this package.
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fix (up)on someone or something

to become preoccupied with someone or something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) She seems to have fixed upon becoming a pilot. James is quite fixed on Janet.
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fix on

v.
1. To determine something conclusively; settle on: We need to fix on a date for the next meeting.
2. To direct something toward a particular point, purpose, or focus of attention: They fixed their eyes on each other from across the room. The photographer's lens fixed on the nest of eagles.
See also: fix, on