: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
- 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;
—usually used with on
- had fixed on the first Saturday in June
- All eyes fixed on her as she entered the room.