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 By 2015, Valeant was being investigated for price fixing by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Jim Osman, Forbes, "A Buried Scandal, Shedding Of Assets, And Forthcoming Spinoff Means Substantial Upside For Bausch Health," 28 Apr. 2021 The problem that needed fixing was selfie cam performance. Chris Smith, BGR, "An exciting display upgrade is coming to more phones this year," 23 Apr. 2021 Specifics such as attracting pollinators and nitrogen fixing are addressed skillfully. Sally Peterson, oregonlive, "‘Grow Bag Gardening’: No weeds, root circling or heavy lifting with these eco-friendly fabric planters," 23 Apr. 2021 Meat buyers have also pursued civil lawsuits alleging price-fixing and collusion in pork and beef. Mengqi Sun, WSJ, "Meatpacker JBS USA Hires New Chief Legal Officer," 20 Apr. 2021 Everyone in Alfred Cortes’ neighborhood knew when their TV needed fixing, Cortes could get the job done, his daughter Sue Hodges remembers., "Help support local journalism like this," 11 Mar. 2021 Hagens Berman has a lengthy history of filing class-action suits alleging price-fixing. oregonlive, "Bookseller proposes class action lawsuit against Amazon over pricing," 28 Mar. 2021 Countries have tried a variety of conservation measures, such as reforestation, agroforestry, creating terraces, and dune fixing -- a technique that prevents the movement of sand long enough to let natural vegetation establish itself. Nell Lewis, CNN, "A 5,000-mile living wall could hold back the world's largest desert," 17 Mar. 2021 The analog pleasures of gluing and painting, fixing and fiddling, are also peeling some members of the digital generation away from their screens. John Leicester, Star Tribune, "An antidote to pandemic blues, with some assembly required," 24 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of fixing

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 May 2021

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“Fixing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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