"fixing" in the noun sense
1. repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation
the act of putting something in working order again
2. fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing
restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
3. neutering, fixing, altering
the sterilization of an animal
"they took him to the vet for neutering"
4. fixation, fixing
histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
"fixing" in the verb sense
1. repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on
restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
"She repaired her TV set"
"Repair my shoes please"
2. fasten, fix, secure
cause to be firmly attached
"fasten the lock onto the door"
"she fixed her gaze on the man"
3. specify, set, determine, define, fix, limit
decide upon or fix definitely
"fix the variables"
"specify the parameters"
4. cook, fix, ready, make, prepare
prepare for eating by applying heat
"Cook me dinner, please"
"can you make me an omelette?"
"fix breakfast for the guests, please"
5. pay back, pay off, get, fix
take vengeance on or get even
"We'll get them!"
"That'll fix him good!"
"This time I got him"
set or place definitely
"Let's fix the date for the party!"
kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
8. fixate, fix
make fixed, stable or stationary
"let's fix the picture to the frame"
9. sterilize, sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise, fix
"in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized"
influence an event or its outcome by illegal means
"fix a race"
11. situate, fix, posit, deposit
put (something somewhere) firmly
"She posited her hand on his shoulder"
"deposit the suitcase on the bench"
"fix your eyes on this spot"
12. fix, prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
"Get the children ready for school!"
"prepare for war"
"I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
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