AskDefine | Define fixing

Dictionary Definition



1 the act of putting something in working order again [syn: repair, fix, fixture, mend, mending, reparation]
2 restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place [syn: fastener, fastening, holdfast]
3 the sterilization of an animal; "they took him to the vet for neutering" [syn: neutering, altering]
4 (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body [syn: fixation]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The act of subverting a vote.


  1. present participle of fix

Extensive Definition

Fix as a noun may refer to:
Fix as a verb, in addition to its regular senses of to repair and to prepare, may also refer to:
  • To predetermine the outcome of a sporting event by match fixing
  • To arrange immunity for defendants in their court cases by criminally tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion, especially as a business endeavor for profit
  • To sterilize an animal through spaying and neutering
  • For an organism to make a molecule biologically active (e.g. Nitrogen fixing)
Fixing may refer to:
  • Price fixing (economics), an agreement between business competitors to sell the same product or service at the same price.

See also

fixing in German: Fix
fixing in Italian: FIX
fixing in Japanese: フィックス
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