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 An offense ostensibly built around Dalvin Cook probably doesn't need three great receivers, and the defense clearly needs more fixing than the offense. Michael Rand, Star Tribune, "Would the Vikings take another wide receiver? One mock draft says yes," 16 Feb. 2021 The new rules restrict price fixing and the use of algorithms and data to manipulate the market, and bar companies from forcing merchants to choose between platforms to sell their goods. Naomi Xu Elegant, Fortune, "Beijing extends its antimonopoly campaign with new rules and a $500,000 fine," 8 Feb. 2021 Over the summer, authorities in New Jersey and Colorado suspended betting on similarly obscure table tennis competitions in Ukraine after agencies raised concerns about potential match fixing. New York Times, "Think Americans Wouldn’t Wager on Russian Table Tennis? Care to Bet?," 25 Jan. 2021 This is a weakness Snyder has drilled down on and emphasized fixing. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Gordon Monson: This is a version of the Utah Jazz you can fully believe in," 19 Dec. 2020 If the allegations of price fixing are true, higher poultry costs could have been passed onto customers of the popular fast-food chain. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "Chick-fil-A sues poultry producers, alleging price fixing," 7 Dec. 2020 Allegations of price-fixing have been plaguing the chicken industry for some time. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, "Chick-fil-A and Target sue chicken processors over alleged price fixing," 7 Dec. 2020 Last week, fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A also filed suit against poultry producers for price fixing. Nicole Norfleet, Star Tribune, "Target joins other retailers, grocers in accusing chicken suppliers of price fixing," 7 Dec. 2020 If turkey isn’t your thing on Thanksgiving, Tajima Ramen is offering a cook-at-home family meal kit that comes with tonkotsu broth, uncooked noodles and all the fixing for a complete ramen meal. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Thanksgiving 2020: Let these 21 San Diego restaurants do the cooking for you," 13 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of fixing

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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26 Feb 2021

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“Fixing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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