fix on/upon

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of fix on/upon

1 : to direct one's attention or thoughts toward (something) : to focus on (something)
  • He has fixed on/upon the idea of going back to school.
  • All eyes fixed on her as she entered the room.
2 : to make a decision about or choose (something)
  • After weeks of discussion, they've finally fixed on a solution.

Word by Word Definitions

fix play
  1. : to make firm, stable, or stationary

  2. : to give a permanent or final form to: such as

  3. : to change into a stable compound or available form

  1. : a position of difficulty or embarrassment : predicament

  2. : the position (as of a ship) determined by bearings, observations, or radio

  3. : an accurate determination or understanding especially by observation or analysis

upon play
  1. : on

  1. : on the surface : on it

  2. : thereafter, thereon


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