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fix

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 (one) with a gaze

To look at one intensely. He fixed me with a gaze, and I found myself mesmerized by what he was saying.
See also: fix, gaze

fix (one) with a look

To look at one intensely. He fixed me with a look, and I found myself mesmerized by what he was saying.
See also: fix, look

fix (one) with a stare

To look at one intensely. He fixed me with a stare, and I found myself mesmerized by what he was saying.
See also: fix, stare

fix (someone or something) with (someone or something)

1. To apologize or otherwise attempt to repair a relationship with someone. I don't know if I'll be able to fix things with Kaitlin—she is just furious with me right now.
2. To get someone's permission or approval for something. If you can fix it with my Mom, then I'll definitely come with you.
3. To give someone or something a certain kind of look (which is stated after "with"). He fixed me with a gaze, and I found myself mesmerized by what he was saying.
See also: fix

fix (someone's) wagon

To take retaliatory action against someone. Primarily heard in US. After what he's done to me, I definitely want to fix his wagon—and this nasty rumor I've started is just the beginning.
See also: fix, wagon

fix (something) for breakfast/lunch/dinner/etc.

To make or prepare some dish for a particular meal. I'm fixing spaghetti and meatballs for dinner tonight. We better get out of here if Aunt Louise is fixing something for supper—you know she can't cook.
See also: breakfast, dinner, fix, for, lunch

fix on (someone or something)

1. verb To make a final decision about something. Yes, I think we've finally fixed on the topics for the meeting.
2. verb To focus something on someone or something. A: "What did you fix the telescope on? I can't see anything." B: "That's because the lens cap is still on."
3. verb To become fixated on someone or something. In this usage, "upon" can also be used after "fix." Callie is so beautiful that I'm just fixed on her any time she walks in the room. Naturally, our kids are fixed on getting toys for Christmas that are already sold out in all the stores.
4. verb To stick or fasten something on another object. In this usage, "onto" is commonly used after "fix." Please fix stamps onto these envelopes and then drop them in the mailbox.
5. noun The exact location or position of something. Sir, I can't get a fix on where the boat is out in the ocean.
6. noun An understanding or sense of what someone is saying or trying to say. Ann's stories are filled with so many detours that it's hard to get a fix on what she's actually trying to tell you.
See also: fix, on

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.
See also: fix, up

fixed for life

Having enough money to live one's life easily and comfortably. Steve was fixed for life after winning the lottery.
See also: fixed, for, life

fixed in (one's) ways

Inflexible; unwilling to change. Grandma will never retire—she's been a teacher for 50 years and is totally fixed in her ways. You'll never convince him to change, he has become too fixed in his ways now.
See also: fixed, way

How is (one) fixed (for something)?

1. Does one have enough of something that one needs? I hope you have a great time in the city this weekend. How are you fixed for money? We need to make sure we have enough servers to accommodate the sudden influx of users. How are we fixed on that front?
2. Is everything prepared or in place (for a particular task, event, or situation)? How is the team fixed for the meeting this Friday? We're expecting a full update on their progress.
See also: fixed, how

well fixed

1. Having a large amount of money at one's disposal; very wealthy. Sometimes hyphenated (and always before a noun). They must be pretty well fixed if they can afford multiple trips to Europe like that. You and your family will be well-fixed once you sign this deal.
2. Having enough of what one needs; in a good position. Sometimes hyphenated (and always before a noun). We're pretty well fixed for materials. We just need the manpower to assemble everything. Her campaign is well-fixed to win this election.
See also: fixed, well

well-heeled

Wealthy. The foundation relies on big donations from well-heeled citizens.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*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 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.
See also: fix, up

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.
See also: fix, up

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.
See also: fix, up

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.

fixed up

provided with a date. Sam got fixed up with Martha. Okay, Sam is fixed up with a date for Saturday.
See also: fixed, up

How is someone fixed for something?

Is there enough of something? How are you fixed for ketchup? Do you have enough for the picnic?
See also: fixed, how

well-heeled

 and well-fixed; well-off
Fig. wealthy; with sufficient money. My uncle can afford a new car. He's well-heeled. Everyone in his family is well-off.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
See also: fix, up
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

how are you, etc. ˈfixed (for something)?

(spoken) used to ask how much of something a person has, or to ask about arrangements: How are you fixed for cash?How are we fixed for Saturday (= have we arranged to do anything)?
See also: how
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

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.
See also: fix, up
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

fix

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.

fixed

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.

fixed up

mod. provided with a date. Okay, Sam is fixed up with a date for Saturday.
See also: fixed, up

well-fixed

and well-heeled
1. mod. rich. His father died and left him pretty well-fixed.
2. and well-healed mod. alcohol intoxicated. You might say he is well-heeled. You might say he’s dead drunk, too.

well-heeled

verb
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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