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Fix vs. Pix

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Fixnoun

A repair or corrective action.

‘That plumber's fix is much better than the first one's.’;

Pixnoun

(informal) Plural form of pic in the sense of "picture".

Fixnoun

A difficult situation; a quandary or dilemma; a predicament.

‘It rained before we repaired the roof, and were we in a fix!’;

Pixnoun

Specifically, motion pictures; movies.

Fixnoun

(informal) A single dose of an addictive drug administered to a drug user.

Pixnoun

See Pyx.

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Fixnoun

A prearrangement of the outcome of a supposedly competitive process, such as a sporting event, a game, an election, a trial, or a bid.

Pixnoun

a chest in which coins from the mint are held to await assay

Fixnoun

A determination of location.

‘We have a fix on your position.’;

Pixnoun

any receptacle in which wafers for the Eucharist are kept

Fixnoun

(US) fettlings (mixture used to line a furnace)

Fixverb

To pierce; now generally replaced by transfix.

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Fixverb

(Of a piercing look) to direct at someone.

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

Fixverb

(transitive) To attach; to affix; to hold in place or at a particular time.

‘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.’; ‘The Constitution fixes the date when Congress must meet.’;

Fixverb

To focus or determine (oneself, on a concept); to fixate.

‘She's fixed on the idea of becoming a doctor.’;

Fixverb

(transitive) To mend, to repair.

‘That heater will start a fire if you don't fix it.’;

Fixverb

To prepare (food).

‘She fixed dinner for the kids.’;

Fixverb

(transitive) To make (a contest, vote, or gamble) unfair; to privilege one contestant or a particular group of contestants, usually before the contest begins; to arrange immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion

‘A majority of voters believed the election was fixed in favor of the incumbent.’;

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Fixverb

To surgically render an animal, especially a pet, infertile.

‘Rover stopped digging under the fence after we had the vet fix him.’;

Fixverb

To map a (point or subset) to itself.

Fixverb

To take revenge on, to best; to serve justice on an assumed miscreant.

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

Fixverb

(transitive) To render (a photographic impression) permanent by treating with such applications as will make it insensitive to the action of light.

Fixverb

To convert into a stable or available form.

‘Legumes are valued in crop rotation for their ability to fix nitrogen.’;

Fixverb

(intransitive) To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.

Fixverb

(intransitive) 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.

Fixadjective

Fixed; solidified.

Fixverb

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.’; ‘O, fix thy chair of grace, that all my powersMay also fix their reverence.’; ‘His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.’; ‘And fix far deeper in his head their stings.’;

Fixverb

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.’; ‘One eye on death, and one full fix'd on heaven.’;

Fixverb

To transfix; to pierce.

Fixverb

To render (an impression) permanent by treating with a developer to make it insensible to the action of light.

Fixverb

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.

Fixverb

To line the hearth of (a puddling furnace) with fettling.

Fixverb

To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.

‘Your kindness banishes your fear,Resolved to fix forever here.’;

Fixverb

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.

Fixnoun

A position of difficulty or embarassment; predicament; dilemma.

‘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.’;

Fixnoun

fettling.

Fixnoun

informal terms for a difficult situation;

‘he got into a terrible fix’; ‘he made a muddle of his marriage’;

Fixnoun

something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug;

‘she needed a fix of chocolate’;

Fixnoun

the act of putting something in working order again

Fixnoun

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

‘collusion resulted in tax fixes for gamblers’;

Fixnoun

a determination of the location of something;

‘he got a good fix on the target’;

Fixverb

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

‘She repaired her TV set’; ‘Repair my shoes please’;

Fixverb

cause to be firmly attached;

‘fasten the lock onto the door’; ‘she fixed her gaze on the man’;

Fixverb

decide upon or fix definitely;

‘fix the variables’; ‘specify the parameters’;

Fixverb

prepare for eating by applying heat;

‘Cook me dinner, please’; ‘can you make me an omelette?’; ‘fix breakfast for the guests, please’;

Fixverb

take vengeance on or get even;

‘We'll get them!’; ‘That'll fix him good!’; ‘This time I got him’;

Fixverb

set or place definitely;

‘Let's fix the date for the party!’;

Fixverb

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

Fixverb

make fixed, stable or stationary;

‘let's fix the picture to the frame’;

Fixverb

make infertile;

‘in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disbilites are sterilized’;

Fixverb

put (something somewhere) firmly;

‘She posited her hand on his shoulder’; ‘deposit the suitcase on the bench’; ‘fix your eyes on this spot’;

Fixverb

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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