fixing

noun
fix·​ing | \ ˈfik-siŋ How to pronounce fixing (audio) \

Definition of fixing

1 : the act or process of one that fixes
2 plural fixings\ ˈfik-​siŋz , often  -​sənz How to pronounce fixings (audio) \ : customary accompaniments : trimmings a turkey dinner with all the fixings

Examples of fixing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About 150 volunteers typically help with the Thanksgiving celebrations, which feature roast turkey and all the traditional fixings — including pies baked by culinary students at Quincy High School, who also roast turkeys. BostonGlobe.com, "In addition to the sit-down dinners, volunteers will deliver holiday meals to needy residents in Quincy, Milton, Weymouth, Braintree, Randolph, Holbrook, Hingham, Hull, and Cohasset.," 21 Nov. 2019 Something that didn’t even need fixing is now so broken there is no going back. Letter Writers, Twin Cities, "Letters: With St. Paul’s trash system, ‘Force Majeure’ might not be as forceful as you think," 13 Oct. 2019 Turkey and ham and all the fixings as well as pie is on the menu. Houston Chronicle, "Nov. 21-Dec. 1: Tree lighting, feast planned in northwest Houston," 18 Nov. 2019 From 3-8 p.m., a traditional three-course meal ($32, $16 for ages 12 and younger) will feature a choice of salad or pumpkin soup, a traditional smoked turkey dinner with all the fixings, and choice of pumpkin or apple pie for dessert. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Here are 38 restaurants for Thanksgiving dinner and brunch in metro Phoenix," 15 Nov. 2019 That's right: the home decor store sells complete dinners, with turkey and all the fixings online. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, "10 Places to Buy Fully Cooked Thanksgiving Dinner, Sides, and Dessert," 30 Oct. 2019 Shakers MarketPlace is partnering in this cause to create full meals, including a 10- to 12-pound turkey with all the fixings. cleveland, "Families enjoy skele-fun at Halloween safety event: Olmsted Dates and Data," 26 Oct. 2019 Another had all the fixings but was used more for close-up shots, sometimes with a fake background to show movement. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Hinsdale resident drives his Batmobile to Page’s Restaurant," 22 Oct. 2019 Skybokx 109’s chef, Bent Sparks, provides a comprehensive pig roast with all the fixings, and Southbound Train will perform country tunes. Nancy Shohet West, BostonGlobe.com, "West Calendar: What’s happening this week," 7 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of fixing

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Dec 2019

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“Fixing.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fixing. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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