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 Because of that, the printer receives and adjusts to humidity, temperature, and more conditions to slightly change up the concrete mix to ensure the best drying and fixing. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "First 3D-Printed Neighborhood Now Has First 3D-Printed Houses," 12 Dec. 2019 In fact, many sports bodies and law enforcement agencies now argue that the best way to combat match-fixing is to bring sports betting out of the shadows. Washington Post, "Sports Betting," 2 Dec. 2019 Although most consumers have likely already purchased a turkey by then to celebrate the holiday, there always seem to be some side dishes, fixings, or condiments that get forgotten until the last minute. Editors, USA TODAY, "West Coast 'bomb cyclone,' Thanksgiving travel, Toys R Us' comeback: 5 things to know Wednesday," 28 Nov. 2019 The menu features a BBQ chicken half, all the fixings, baked potato, cole slaw and homemade desserts., "Community News For The Putnam-Killingly Edition," 30 Sep. 2019 There has been hugging, laughing, dancing, powerful speeches, royal ponytail fixing—and fashion, of course. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "This Is Why Meghan Markle Isn’t Wearing Her Engagement Ring on the Royal Tour," 24 Sep. 2019 From the start, there has been business to attend to and things that have needed fixing. Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Want to save on a home? Buy it with some strangers," 18 Sep. 2019 If oil companies are engaging in false advertising or price fixing, then legal action should be taken to protect the public. Los Angeles Times, "California’s high gas prices will be investigated for possible price fixing," 21 Oct. 2019 Soft fresh-tasting bun, ripe and crisp fixings, hearty meaty burger. Matt Wake |, al, "A local meatless burger even devout carnivores will like," 15 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of fixing

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of fixing was in 1605

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17 Jan 2020

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“Fixing.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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