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Etymology

From Old French fixer, from fixe, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] fixus.

Noun

Singular
fix

Plural
es

fix (es)
  1. A repair or corrective action.
  2. A difficult situation; a quandry or dilemma.
    It rained before we repaired the roof, and were we in a fix!
  3. A serving of an addictive drug to an addict.
    "Just one fix!" -Alain Jourgensen

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to fix

Third person singular
fixes

Simple past
fixt or fixed

Past participle
-

Present participle
fixing

to fix (third-person singular simple present fixes, present participle fixing, simple past and past participle fixt or fixed)
  1. To mend or repair.
  2. To attach; to affix.
  3. To prepare.
    He fixed dinner for the kids.
  4. To make a contest, vote, or gamble unfair; to privilege one contestant, usually before the content happens.
  5. To make a business of getting paid to arrange immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion[1]
  6. (US) To render an animal (especially a pet) infertile.
  7. (mathematics, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To map (a point or subset) to itself.
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References

  • Notes:
  1. ^ Sutherland, Edwin H. (ed) (1937): The Professional Thief: by a Professional Thief. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. [Reprinted by various publishers in subsequent decades.]

German

Adjective

fix (comparative fixer, superlative am fixesten)

  1. fixed (costs, salary)
  2. quick
  3. smart

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