(noun, verb)


1. informal terms for a difficult situation

- he got into a terrible fix

Similar word(s): hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle

Definition categories: state, difficulty

2. something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug

- she needed a fix of chocolate

Definition categories: act

3. the act of putting something in working order again

Similar word(s): fixing, fixture, mend, mending, repair, reparation

Definition categories: act, improvement

4. an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is brought to bear

- collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers

Definition categories: act, exemption, immunity

5. a determination of the place where something is

- he got a good fix on the target

Similar word(s): localisation, localization, locating, location

Definition categories: act, determination, finding

Sentences with fix as a noun:

- That plumber's fix is much better than the first one's.

- It rained before we repaired the roof, and were we in a fix!

- We have a fix on your position.


1. restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

Similar word(s): bushel, doctor, mend, repair, restore

Definition categories: change, ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

2. cause to be firmly attached

- she fixed her gaze on the man

Similar word(s): fasten, secure

Definition categories: contact, attach

3. decide upon or fix definitely

- fix the variables

Similar word(s): define, determine, limit, set, specify

Definition categories: communication, choose, select, take

4. prepare for eating by applying heat

- fix breakfast for the guests, please

Similar word(s): cook, make, prepare, ready

Definition categories: creation

5. take vengeance on or get even

- That'll fix him good!

Similar word(s): get

Definition categories: competition

6. set or place definitely

- Let's fix the date for the party!

Definition categories: creation, constitute, establish, found, institute, plant

7. kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study

Definition categories: change, fix, prepare, ready, set

8. make fixed, stable or stationary

- let's fix the picture to the frame

Similar word(s): fixate

Definition categories: change, attach

9. make infertile

Similar word(s): desex, desexualise, desexualize, sterilise, sterilize, unsex

Definition categories: body, operate

10. influence an event or its outcome by illegal means

- fix a race

Definition categories: social, influence, work

11. put (something somewhere) firmly

- fix your eyes on this spot

Similar word(s): deposit, posit, situate

Definition categories: contact, lay, place, pose, position, put, set

12. make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

- I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

Similar word(s): prepare, ready, set

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

Sentences with fix as a verb:

- He fixed me with a sickly grin, and said, "I told you it wouldn't work!"

- A dab of chewing gum will fix your note to the bulletin board.

- A leech can fix itself to your skin without you feeling it.

- She's fixed on the idea of becoming a doctor.

- That heater will start a fire if you don't fix it.

- She fixed dinner for the kids.

- A majority of voters believed the election was fixed in favor of the incumbent.

- Rover stopped digging under the fence after we had the vet fix him.

- He got caught breaking into lockers, so a couple of guys fixed him after work.