fix·​ing | \ ˈfik-siŋ \

Definition of fixing

1 : the act or process of one that fixes
2 plural fixings\ ˈfik-​siŋz , often  -​sənz \ : customary accompaniments : trimmings a turkey dinner with all the fixings

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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 While no bodies were present, visitors could see some of the witches' potion fixings. Gabe Bergado, Teen Vogue, "The "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Spellman House Was a Spooky Adventure Fit for Instagram," 26 Oct. 2018 Priced at $85 per person, the dinner aims to re-create a Sunday gathering at home, complete with fixings such as a corn casserole and a special slaw. Jay Jones,, "Only on Sunday: In Las Vegas, here are three dishes you can't get any other day," 10 July 2018 In an unprecedented decision by FIFA - to order a replay of their 2-1 loss in South Africa because of match-fixing by the referee - saw Senegal benefited by winning the replay 2-1., "2018 FIFA World Cup Team Preview: Analysing Senegal's Chances at the Tournament," 7 June 2018 The food: The campechano taco — featuring a medley of chorizo and steak and bulked up with creamy, buttery cubes of potato — was a satisfyingly meaty bite, with tangy and spicy flavors from the fixings. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Hidden on Capitol Hill, a Mexican street-food spot draws raves," 23 Oct. 2018 On the flatbed: a shiny orange Kubota BX25D-1 tractor with all the fixings: mower deck, backhoe, front-end loader, grapple, brush hog. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Year of the Tractor," 7 May 2016 To fully appreciate the scope of the generic drug pricing problem, remember that the Justice Department and 45 states are currently in court accusing generic drug makers of price fixing and costing Americans more than $1 billion for their medicines. Dylan Scott, Vox, "The exciting new idea hospitals have to bring down drug prices," 8 Oct. 2018 With much bravado Miguel cooked up tri-tip and chicken and other fixings that go with the succulent meat. Jane Napier Neely,, "The Valley Line: Club wrangles members into the Saddle & Sirloin Club for annual summer party," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of fixing

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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