get a fix on

Definition of get a fix on

1 :to determine the exact position of something (such as a ship or an airplane)
  • We're trying to get a fix on the ship's location.
2 :to get an accurate understanding of something
  • Voters are still trying to get a fix on her character.
  • Analysts are reading reports to get a fix on how the market will perform.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

fix play
  1. : to make firm, stable, or stationary

  2. : to give a permanent or final form to: such as

  3. : to change into a stable compound or available form

  1. : a position of difficulty or embarrassment : predicament

  2. : the position (as of a ship) determined by bearings, observations, or radio

  3. : an accurate determination or understanding especially by observation or analysis


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