refix

verb re·fix \ (ˌ)rē-ˈfiks \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of refix

refixed; refixing
: to fix (something) again: such as
a : to make (an object) firm, stable, or stationary again
  • The lowest frame was refixed in an intermediate position …
  • —Malcolm Puller
also : to affix or attach (something) again
  • "There should be no attempt to refix any ironwork or stonework to the surrounds unless undertaken by a specialist with early photographic evidence to support the works."
  • —Mitch McKay
b : to set or establish (something) again and usually differently
  • … [a country] was allowed to refix its exchange rate vis-à-vis the dollar.
  • —Grahame Thompson
  • We expect the match to be refixed [=rescheduled] at a later date.
  • WiklowNews.net (Ireland)
c : to repair (something) again
  • Mike fixed and refixed cars that took me to field sites …
  • —Sofya Aptekar

First Known Use of refix

1591

in the meaning defined above

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