fix up


fixed up; fixing up; fixes up

transitive verb

: refurbish
fix up the attic
: to set right : settle
fixed up their dispute
: to provide with something needed or wanted
especially : to arrange a date for

Examples of fix up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But that didn’t stop the owner of four restaurants in Western Maryland from fixing up a motel nearby — just so her staff would have somewhere to live. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, 18 Nov. 2023 Jenner remarried a month later — less than a year after getting fixed up with Caitlyn Jenner on a blind date. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, 26 Oct. 2023 People who fix up a vacant property can get up to almost $67,000 (€60,000) for renovation, according to a government website. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 19 June 2023 In most cases, fixing up the bases is costing far more than expected and taking longer, federal reports show. Ralph Vartabedian, New York Times, 27 Sep. 2023 Timing is a factor in choosing and fixing up a house, White said. Michele Lerner, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023 Griffin’s company fixed up one home at a time, selling the first few at a loss to lure buyers and reset the housing market. Giacomo Bologna, Baltimore Sun, 20 Sep. 2023 Refurbished tech has been previously owned, returned to the factory, and fixed up to work like new. Stackcommerce Team, PCMAG, 4 Sep. 2023 The couple announced their plans to fix up the building back in Oct 2019. Sam Burros, Peoplemag, 4 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fix up was in 1764

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Cite this Entry

“Fix up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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