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

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Unfortunately, some members of Congress are promoting a broken concept of price-fixing. Dp Opinion, The Denver Post, "Letters: Drug prices remain stubborn (7/27/19)," 28 July 2019 Anticompetitive behavior also includes collusion or price-fixing, as well as good old-fashioned strong-arming and other unfair tactics that prevent competitors from entering the marketplace. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "The FTC is investigating Facebook. Again," 25 July 2019 In February the Justice Department closed a two-year investigation into allegations of price fixing by a number of top boxship operators without filing charges or imposing fines. Costas Paris, WSJ, "Justice Department Indicts Norway Ship Executives on Antitrust Charges," 27 June 2019 The drug makers have been accused of price-fixing in several patient lawsuits, and several states are investigating. New York Times, "The Price They Pay," 5 Mar. 2018 The other Barclays traders, Chris Ashton and Jason Katz, were charged by the U.S. in separate price fixing cases. Marcus Wright,, "Third Barclays Trader Faces U.S. Charges in FX Scandal," 17 Jan. 2018 Serve that portobello burger with all the hamburger fixings — lettuce, tomato, onion — and this fantastic cilantro-lime aioli. Bibby Gignilliat, The Mercury News, "Quick Cook: Grilled Portobello Burgers with Cilantro-Lime Aioli," 27 July 2019 Fish and shrimp tacos with all the fixings and a roast corn salad – plus an extra sandwich for the weekend – are placed in separate hot and cold coolers., "At the base of a canyon, every fire season can be a gamble," 23 July 2019 Sponsored in part by Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly, the OAC will serve up complimentary brats, burgers and hot dogs with all the fixings. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Oconomowoc Arts Center celebrates a new season with a community open house," 1 July 2019

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First Known Use of fixing

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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