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1. verb, euphemism To spay or neuter an animal so that they can no longer produce offspring. Hey, you need to fix your cat before she has another litter of kittens.
2. verb To influence the outcome of something, often through illicit means. Will I be expelled if they find out that I fixed the student council election?
3. noun A method of repairing something. Have you tried turning your phone off and on? That's always a good fix for whatever ails it.
4. noun A bribe. The authorities are trying to determine if the referees accepted a fix before that game.
5. noun, slang A dose of drugs, typically when given to an addict (especially one nearing or experiencing withdrawal symptoms). Oh man, thanks for the fix —I was really starting to feel bad there.

fix (someone)

To exact revenge upon or punish someone. You lousy piece of road kill, if you ever show your face around here again, I'll fix you good! Don't worry, I'll fix him when he gets home.
See also: fix
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.


1. Sl. a dose of a drug or narcotic. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~; need ~.) The addict badly needed a fix and was very fidgety.
2. an appropriate repair. Do you have a good fix for a leaky faucet?

fix something

Sl. to pay money in secret to have something turn out the way you want. The Boss fixed all the horse races in the county. After the gun-control bill failed to pass, there were rumors that the gun lobby had fixed the legislature.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


1. and fix-up n. a dose of a drug, especially for an addict who is in need of drugs. (Drugs. It fixes the suffering of withdrawal.) It was clear that the prisoner needed a fix, but there was nothing the cops would do for him.
2. in. to buy a dose of drugs; to take drugs. (see also fixed. Drugs.) Frank had to fix before he could even talk to me.
3. tv. to castrate or spay an animal, especially a pet. (see also fixed. Jocularly of people.) Sally suggested that someone ought to fix Beavis—if he isn’t already.
4. n. a bribe. (see also fixed.) Rocko never took a fix in his life.
5. tv. to influence the outcome of a contest or an election. (see also fixed.) Sam knows what it takes to fix an election—cash.
6. n. a scheme to influence the outcome of a contest or an election. Something is wrong with this game. I smell a fix.
7. n. a repair made to a computer program. (Computers.) This little fix should make the whole program run faster.
8. n. a cure for a social ill. (see also quick fix.) There is no easy fix for a problem like this.


1. mod. doped; intoxicated. Frank is comfortable now that he’s fixed.
2. mod. bribed. The cop is fixed and won’t give you guys any trouble.
3. mod. having the outcome prearranged. (Said of a contest, race, or election.) The election was fixed, and we are going to protest.
4. mod. neutered. I wouldn’t buy anything but an already-fixed dog.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
"Of course not--and I'm glad, too," nodded Pollyanna, cheerfully, "because then I can fix it again.
Tom says that's all right, he reckoned he could fix it with the head steward; and he done it.
With the Women's World Cup, the Under-21 Euros, the African Cup of Nations and the Gold Cup all taking place at the moment, if you can't go a few weeks without a football fix it's utopia.
FOR those missing their fixed-odds football fix it's time to turn to the Scandinavian leagues.
"Enough is enough, Universal Credit must be halted now and Tory Ministers must fix it's fundamental flaws."
DEAD ISLAND: DEFINITIVE COLLECTION PS4, XBOX ONE Release date: May 31 THERE'S a theme this month for gory games, and once you've had your Doom fix it's the turn of Dead Island.
THE CREPEY SKIN FIX It's impossible to keep your cleavage hidden when you're in a bikini, so if your decollete needs some SOS, check out new Marks & Spencer Formula Advanced Anti-Crepe Neck & Decollete Cream, PS18.
Bad management got EWEB into the financial fix it's in - buying expensive energy assets without factoring in energy conservation savings or considering the economic downturn.
Jim Will Fix It's success in the four-runner novice hurdle was far more routine as the six-year-old made all and drew clear from the second-last for a ten-length win.
At the same time, we are continually trying to document lessons learned so that if we find something wrong, we can fix it quickly and apply a fix to like systems.
``What we have at the moment works well and, as the saying has it, if it ain't broke, don't try to fix it. ''
It also includes Jim'll Fix It's Sir Jimmy Savile and the Two Fat Ladies, Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright.
Presto, that problem's fixed and no one will need paper clips to fix it again.
You can't ever look like that, but it stimulates teenagers to change themselves, to fix it."