fix /ˈfɪks/ 及物動詞
Fix, v. i.
1. To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.
Your kindness banishes your fear,
Resolved to fix forever here. --Waller.
2. To become firm, so as to resist volatilization; to cease to flow or be fluid; to congeal; to become hard and malleable, as a metallic substance.
To fix on, to settle the opinion or resolution about; to determine regarding; as, the contracting parties have fixed on certain leading points.
1. A position of difficulty or embarassment; predicament; dilemma. [Colloq.]
Is he not living, then? No. is he dead, then? No, nor dead either. Poor Aroar can not live, and can not die, -- so that he is in an almighty fix. --De Quincey.
2. Iron Manuf. fettling. [U.S.]
Fix, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fixed p. pr. & vb. n. Fixing.]
1. To make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to make definite.
An ass's nole I fixed on his head. --Shak.
O, fix thy chair of grace, that all my powers
May also fix their reverence. --Herbert.
His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. --Ps. cxii. 7.
And fix far deeper in his head their stings. --Milton.
2. To hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker.
Sat fixed in thought the mighty Stagirite. --Pope.
One eye on death, and one full fix'd on heaven. --Young.
3. To transfix; to pierce. [Obs.]
4. Photog. To render (an impression) permanent by treating with a developer to make it insensible to the action of light.
5. To put in order; to arrange; to dispose of; to adjust; to set to rights; to set or place in the manner desired or most suitable; hence, to repair; as, to fix the clothes; to fix the furniture of a room. [Colloq. U.S.]
6. Iron Manuf. To line the hearth of (a puddling furnace) with fettling.
Syn: -- To arrange; prepare; adjust; place; establish; settle; determine.
Fix a. Fixed; solidified. [Obs.]
n 1: informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a
terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage" [syn:
hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of
2: something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a
narcotic drug; "she needed a fix of chocolate"
3: the act of putting something in working order again [syn: repair,
fixing, fixture, mend, mending, reparation]
4: an exemption granted after influence (e.g., money) is
brought to bear; "collusion resulted in tax fixes for
5: a determination of the location of something; "he got a good
fix on the target" [syn: localization, localisation, location,
v 1: restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn
or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes
please" [syn: repair, mend, bushel, doctor, furbish
up, restore, touch on] [ant: break]
2: cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the
door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man" [syn: fasten, secure]
3: decide upon or fix definitely; "fix the variables"; "specify
the parameters" [syn: specify, set, determine, limit]
4: prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner,
please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast
for the guests, please" [syn: cook, ready, make, prepare]
5: take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll
fix him good!"; "This time I got him" [syn: pay back, pay
6: set or place definitely; "Let's fix the date for the party!"
7: kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for
8: make fixed, stable or stationary; "let's fix the picture to
the frame" [syn: fixate]
9: make infertile; "in some countries, people with genetically
transmissible disbilites are sterilized" [syn: sterilize,
sterilise, desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise]
10: put (something somewhere) firmly; "She posited her hand on
his shoulder"; "deposit the suitcase on the bench"; "fix
your eyes on this spot" [syn: situate, posit, deposit]
11: 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" [syn: prepare,
set up, ready, gear up, set]