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fix up

1. To repair or refurbish something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fix" and "up." I bet this house would look really nice if you just fixed it up a bit.
2. To arrange a date for two people. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fix" and "up." Oh, I've been trying to fix Carmen and Bill up for years—I think they'd be great together!
3. To arrange or provide something for someone. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fix" and "up." Any chance you can fix me up with a room for the night?
4. To settle something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fix" and "up." Phil is a good mediator—I think he can fix up whatever issues those two have with each other.
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fix someone or something up

to rehabilitate someone or something. The doctor said he could fix me up with a few pills. The doctor fixed up the injured hunter and sent him home.
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fix someone up (with something)

to supply someone with something. I will fix you up with some alcohol and bandages. The clerk fixed up the lady with what she needed. Larry wanted some film and the clerk fixed him up with the best.
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fixed up

provided with a date. Sam got fixed up with Martha. Okay, Sam is fixed up with a date for Saturday.
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fix up

1. Repair, refurbish, or renew. For example, They're busy fixing up their house, or We fixed ourselves up before we ventured outside. [Late 1700s]
2. fix someone up. Provide or furnish someone with something, as in He can fix you up with a new car, or Can you fix up my friend with a date for the dance? [Colloquial; c. 1930]
3. Smooth over or settle, as in You'd think they could fix up these small differences. [Late 1800s]
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fix up

v.
1. To improve the appearance or condition of something; refurbish something: We fixed up the apartment before we moved in. The company fixed up the old theater.
2. To prepare or provide someone or something with another thing: The counselor fixed the campers up with some bag lunches. My parents fixed me up with a few months of rent.
3. To provide a companion on a date for; set up: My cousins fixed me up with their roommate for the big dance. I fixed up my neighbor with one of my coworkers.
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fixed up

mod. provided with a date. Okay, Sam is fixed up with a date for Saturday.
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fix-up

verb
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Moreover, he stresses that millennials -- who now represent about 36 percent of the buyer population -- are uncomfortable about the idea of acquiring a place that needs substantial repairs and fix-ups.
These are pretty basic fix-ups, but time is against them - and so, very soon, will be the world's best team.
Then we started to paint and carry out the easy fix-ups that needed doing.
Meanwhile, the Organizing Committee of the Russian 2018 World Cup has denied accusations that Russia had won the right to host the global football event as a result of fix-ups.
Expect the charge to be in place at least m years but likely longer, considering the additional fix-ups the 45-year-old building needs, he added.
Oh, and "no names are used to protect the guilty." Eliot tells of online dating, speed dating, fix-ups, reuniting with high school acquaintances, and even the foolishness of straying into "forbidden territory" (a married man).
Captive Dreams represents an alternative to fix-ups that works very well.
With spring building underway and round-the-house fix-ups in full swing, now is the time to stock up on supplies for outdoor jobs and no better place to do it than on www.mutualscrew.com, where everything is 5% off through June 2012 by using discount code SPRING12 on the checkout page.
There isn't much research on how to secure volunteers to participate in school clean-ups and fix-ups, but some key ideas can be found in anecdotal examples from many communities around the nation.
The company also has what it calls a "renovation mortgage" option that provides additional mortgage amounts to cover fix-ups.
"People are taking fewer vacations and are more likely to work in their yard and spend money on a barbecue grill or something to spend time at home." In addition, he says consumers are putting off bigger projects like remodeling a bathroom and are instead doing smaller fix-ups like painting a room.
Kwartler Associates, Inc,, the developer and manager of Cityview Corporate Center, selected Poskanzer Skott as Architect of Record for the building renovations and tenant fix-ups for the 138,300-s/f Class A office building.