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Main Entry: 1fix
Pronunciation: primarystressfiks
Function: verb
Etymology: Middle English fixen "to fix, make firm," from Latin fixus, past participle of figere "to fasten, fix" --related to CRUCIFIX, CRUCIFY
1 a : to make firm, stable, or fast b : to give a permanent or final form to c : to change into a stable or useful form <bacteria that fix nitrogen> d : 1AFFIX 1, attach
2 : to hold or direct steadily <fixed his eyes on the stage>
3 : to set or place definitely : ESTABLISH <fix the date of a meeting>
4 : to get ready : PREPARE <fix dinner>
5 : 2REPAIR 1
6 a : to get even with b : to influence the outcome of (as a sports contest) dishonestly
7 : to get set : be on the verge <we're fixing to go>
- fix·able /primarystressfik-sschwa-bschwal/ adjective

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