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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When occasional fixing of games occurs, the bookmakers, noticing unusual trading patterns, notify the authorities. Reuven Brenner, WSJ, "Legal Gambling Can Be Good for Sports—and Even for Opera," 3 Aug. 2018 Aside from price fixing, the company also rejected orders from retailers who wanted to sell across borders within the EU, thereby sustaining different pricing in different countries. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Asus, Philips, and others fined for price fixing in Europe," 24 July 2018 There’s an argument to be made that Microsoft was overdue for a period of bug fixing and polishing after the fiasco known as the October 2018 Update, which suffered a false start and hasty pullback after reports of data deletion, later confirmed. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Windows 10's April 2019 Update should be as straightforward as its name," 25 Jan. 2019 The mess of software is then beaten into an acceptable shape through the testing, bug reporting, and bug fixing of the lengthy stabilization phase. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Microsoft’s problem isn’t how often it updates Windows—it’s how it develops it," 20 Oct. 2018 The four major pro major sports leagues and the NCAA have argued for years in court that expanding legal betting will lead to more game-fixing. David Porter, The Seattle Times, "Easier gambling has sports worried about fighting the fix," 17 Sep. 2018 The jibes came after Mourinho brought up match fixing allegations that had arisen from Conte's time as a manager in Italy., "Jose Mourinho Insists Feud With Antonio Conte Is Over Ahead of FA Cup Final," 18 May 2018 Daimler noted that the probe only applied to Europe and did not involve allegations of price-fixing. Lorne Cook, The Seattle Times, "EU investigates German carmakers for possible collusion," 18 Sep. 2018 The community coming together is the first, important part of fixing that. Mariah Haas, Fox News, "Prince William helps with Grenfell Tower renovations after fire killed 72 people," 5 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of fixing

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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