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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Recent Examples on the Web Attorneys general from 11 Midwestern states have asked the Justice Department to investigate potential price fixing among meatpacking companies. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for May 14: Stay-home orders, vaccines, Dr. Bright, Flynn, groceries," 14 May 2020 The package also comes with Spanish rice, black beans, and all the fixings for fajitas, including guacamole and Mexi-queso. Amanda Albee, Dallas News, "Make ramen, pizza, sushi and sourdough with fun meal kits from Dallas restaurants," 1 May 2020 As Darby prepared to spend Thanksgiving by himself eating macaroni and cheese in his empty store, a customer stopped by with a serving of turkey and all the fixings. Washington Post, "An independent bookstore owner is facing the last chapter of his beloved business," 3 Dec. 2019 Lawry’s Prime Rib will have traditional individual prime rib dinners plus family-style meals including the au jus, horseradish and salad, and all the fixings including bread, creamed spinach, creamed corn, gravy and Yorkshire pudding. Ramona Saviss, The Hollywood Reporter, "Where to Order Easter Brunch and Dinner in Los Angeles," 3 Apr. 2020 An Egyptian player whose brother was banned from the sport for life for match-fixing has been suspended from tennis for alleged integrity violations., "Swiss court rules against runner Caster Semenya in hormone therapy case," 1 Aug. 2019 Furthermore, match-fixing and corruption were considered so rife that an ethics committee was founded to clean up the game. Jenni Marsh, CNN, "The foreign footballers giving up their passports to become Chinese," 29 July 2019 In order to go after a company for price gouging the state in Michigan, for instance, prosecutors would have to prove price fixing or fraud — a much higher bar. Lydia Depillis, ProPublica, "In Desperation, New York State Pays Up to 15 Times the Normal Prices for Medical Equipment," 2 Apr. 2020 While some of the menu prices might rise with the more upscale fixings, the tasting menu barely does: $50 will buy you eight courses, and for another $40 to $50, a choice of wine or sake pairings or a combination of both. Fortune, "Vancouver Is a Haven for Cheap but Delicious Tasting Menus," 18 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of fixing

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fixing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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