: to make firm, stable, or stationary
- We led out more rope and fixed it in place up steeper snow.
- —Joe Tasker & Peter Boardman
: to give a permanent or final form to: such as
: to change into a stable compound or available form
- bacteria that fix nitrogen
: to kill, harden, and preserve for microscopic study
: to make the image of (a photographic film) permanent by removing unused salts
: affix, attach
- The tables on the ship were fixed to the floor.
: to hold or direct steadily
- fixes his eyes on the horizon
: to capture the attention of
: to set or place definitely : establish
- fixed the date of their wedding
: to make an accurate determination of : discover
- fixing our location on the chart
: to set in order : adjust
- fixed his spectacles and read aloud
- —George Meredith
: to get even with
- They thought they could cheat me, but I fixed them good.
: to influence the actions, outcome, or effect of by improper or illegal methods
: to become firm, stable, or fixed
: to get set : be on the verge
- we're fixing to leave soon
: to direct one's attention or efforts : focus;
: decide, settle
—usually used with on
- had fixed on the first Saturday in June
- All eyes fixed on her as she entered the room.