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 Notable ascents include Pasdawa Sherpa who, as part of the rope fixing team, became the fastest person to summit the five tallest peaks on the planet. Ben Ayers, Outside Online, 28 July 2022 The developers enjoyed a tight coupling between feature requests, coding, and bug-fixing, but only because the game designer sat one cubicle away from the artist and the programmer. Alyse Knorr, Ars Technica, 6 July 2022 Meatpackers, including Tyson, have faced accusations of price fixing in recent years. Patrick Thomas, WSJ, 9 May 2022 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 See More

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First Known Use of fixing

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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1 Aug 2022

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“Fixing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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