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 fixing (audio) \ : customary accompaniments : trimmings a turkey dinner with all the fixings

Examples of fixing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In cooperation with the University of Nicosia, Menary, a journalist and researcher, spent three years investigating match-fixing in club friendlies in soccer. Samindra Kunti, Forbes, 29 Dec. 2021 But details—hardware, recessed lighting, and a lack of window treatments—did need fixing. Mallory Abreu, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 May 2022 In the 1990s, the Justice Department charged several elite colleges, including many current members of the 568 Presidents Group, with price-fixing. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, 12 Jan. 2022 The consensus statement listed several areas that the groups agreed need fixing. Michelle Andrews, Fortune, 16 May 2022 The most common version of this proposal is for a term limit of 18 years, combined with a permanent fixing of the court’s size at nine. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2022 Next, a fixing serum was coated onto the lashes to hold in place, and left there for about 20 minutes. Georgia Murray,, 28 Apr. 2022 Bonds said that pandemic-era housing provisions, including emergency prohibitions on evictions and rent increases, led her to be more interested in moving away from a free-market approach to the rental market and toward more government price-fixing. Washington Post, 26 Apr. 2022 Federal antitrust authorities and the courts have treated organizing among electricians and ice skating coaches as no different from price-fixing among large businesses. Sandeep Vaheesan, The New Republic, 2 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fixing

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Jun 2022

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“Fixing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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