fix


fix
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noun
1 solution to a problem
ADJECTIVE
quick

There is no quick fix to the breakdown in negotiations between the two companies.

easy, simple

There are no quick or easy fixes.

short-term, temporary
long-term, permanent
technical, technological
bug

The new software incorporates many bug fixes and product improvements.

VERB + FIX
find
make

They made a quick fix of part of the problem.

2 amount of sth, esp. a drug
ADJECTIVE
daily, regular

my daily fix of coffee

next

He was like a heroin junkie needing his next fix.

caffeine

I need my caffeine fix!

VERB + FIX
have

He gets withdrawal symptoms if he hasn't had his regular fix.

need
get
3 difficult situation
VERB + FIX
be in

I was in a fix.

get in, get into

How did you get into such a fix?

get (sb) out of

I lent her the money to get her out of a fix.

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verb
1 (esp. BrE) attach sth firmly
ADVERB
firmly, securely
directly
PREPOSITION
onto, to

The handrail can be fixed directly to the wall.

PHRASES
fix sth in place, fix sth in position

Fix the bars in position with the screws provided.

2 repair/correct sth
ADVERB
easily
quickly

a problem which can be fixed quickly

PHRASES
get sth fixed

We need to get the TV fixed.

Fix is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑electrician
Fix is used with these nouns as the object: ↑appointment, ↑bayonet, ↑border, ↑boundary, ↑bug, ↑car, ↑collar, ↑computer, ↑date, ↑economy, ↑election, ↑error, ↑faucet, ↑fault, ↑flaw, ↑gaze, ↑hair, ↑leak, ↑link, ↑lunch, ↑machine, ↑make-up, ↑mess, ↑mistake, ↑plumbing, ↑price, ↑problem, ↑puncture, ↑race, ↑rail, ↑rate, ↑rent, ↑sight, ↑snack, ↑tariff, ↑tear, ↑thing, ↑time, ↑tyre, ↑vulnerability

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • fix — The meanings of the verb, which is first recorded in the 15c, and the noun, not recorded until the early 19c, do not correspond very well. 1. noun. a) The earliest meaning of the noun is ‘a difficulty, predicament, dilemma’, which is originally… …   Modern English usage

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  • Fix — bezeichnet: eine Figur des deutschen Comic Magazins Fix und Foxi eine Figur des DDR Comic Fix und Fax das Beheben eines Funktionsfehlers bei der Entwicklung und dem Einsatz von Software, siehe Bugfix die englische Bezeichnung radio fix für… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • fix — [fiks] vt. fixed, fixing [ME fixen < fix, fixed < L fixus, pp. of figere, to fasten, attach: see FINISH] 1. a) to make firm, stable, or secure b) to fasten or attach firmly 2. to set firmly in the mind …   English World dictionary

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  • fix — und fertig sein: alles gemacht (erledigt) haben (und jetzt völlig erschöpft sein); in der Jugendsprache abgewandelt zu ›Fix und Foxi sein‹. Die Redensart ist schon bei Goethe bezeugt: »Ei was! Ich bin gern fix und fertig« (Werke, Ausgabe… …   Das Wörterbuch der Idiome

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  • fix — vt 1 a: to make firm, stable, or stationary b: to attach physically 2: to influence the actions, outcome, or effect of by improper or illegal methods conspiracy to defraud the government by fix ing income tax cases W. R. LaFave and A. W. Scott,… …   Law dictionary

  • fix — [n] difficult or ticklish situation box*, corner*, dilemma, embarrassment, hole*, hot water*, jam*, mess*, pickle*, plight, predicament, quandary, scrape, spot*; concept 674 Ant. ease, good, peace fix [v1] establish, make firm affix, anchor,… …   New thesaurus


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