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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


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.


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.
References in classic literature ?
It was on the strength of circumstances he relied, and not upon our word, to fix us for ever.
Don't cry, dear, but just exert yourself a bit, and fix us up something to eat.
We can't live as unhealthily as we'd like and expect everybody else to pay to fix us.
And so instead of teas in formal dress Where manners measured ethics and our speech Was civil and precise to please and teach And we were bound by what we would express We live in rooms where one can live apart Surfing the web, pressing remote controls Which fix us as we search for all our souls Once found in parlor-talk: the human heart.
It doesn't pay the bills, fix us when we're ill or care for us when we're old.
They fix us in their pale yellow stare and come walking toward us from far off.
Our government needs to fix us first before helping everyone else.
So great is God's love for us, that the master who has no obligation to fix us dinner or sit us down at his table does just that" -- at the Eucharist
Maybe that's in your DNA because you were created and brought into our lives with the intent to fix us.
It would be criminal for us not to tap into the mind of this living legend and if Ferguson can fix us then it will be his finest triumph and provide a lasting legacy befitting of the man.
avfc @carthemo a defensive coach to fix us at the back.
Oz Show," in addition to less recognizable names, as viewers "learn about those we depend on to fix us, and how sometimes they just can't,” executive producer Terry Wrong said in a statement.
It may take another year or two to fix US banks and get this credit transmission mechanism working again.
He went on to say that change was necessary to fix US economic, tax, energy and foreign policy.
During both nights, we had marched several kilometres to break through the IED screens that had been laid to fix us in position.