- ▪ I. fix fix 1 [fɪks] verb [transitive]1. informal to repair something:
• We had to fix some computer problems.
• It will cost millions of dollars to fix the system.2. to decide on a level, value etc for something:
• It is very difficult to fix an offer price several weeks in advance.fix at3. also fix up to make arrangements for something:
• They agreed to fix a time for the interview.
• Mike wants to fix up a meeting with you.4. to arrange something dishonestly in order to get the result you want:
• We suspected that the deal had been fixed in advance.[m0] ▪ II. fix fix 2 noun1. [countable] something that has been dishonestly arranged:
• Allegations of a fix were not proven.
• Obviously his appointment was a fix.2. [countable] a solution to a problem, especially if the solution is temporary:
• They do not want a quick fix, they want a resolution of the issues.
• Is there a fix for the suffering Caribbean economy?3. [countable] COMPUTING a solution to a computer software problem:
• Do not apply this fix if you are running a Power PC Mac.
• The bug fixes in previous versions of the software are also included in the current update.4. get a fix on somebody/something to understand what someone or something is really like:
• Investors are trying to get a fix on Sony's future.
* * *The setting of an official price for a currency or commodity, often on a daily basis.
* * *Ⅰ.fix UK US /fɪks/ verb [T]► to repair something or solve a problem: »
They have fixed the bugs in the software.»
A restaurant would have 48 hours to fix the problem or the place could be shut down.► (also fix up) mainly UK MEETINGS to arrange a time and place for an event such as a meeting: »
You should fix an appointment with your bank manager.»
I fixed up a meeting with this very powerful person at the BBC.fix a day/time/place (for sth) »
The court will fix another day for the hearing.► to agree on a price, level, etc. for something and keep it at that price or level: »
Customers can fix the amount they pay each month.fix sth at sth »
They fixed the rate of tax at 30%.► ECONOMICS to agree with other companies that you will all charge the same price for your products and not compete with each other: »
Steelmakers deny they fix prices.Ⅱ.fix UK US /fɪks/ noun [C]► a way of solving a problem, especially an easy or quick one: long-term/short-term fix »
We find short-term fixes, not long-term solutions.a fix for sth »
More and more people were using loans as a fix for their financial problems.»
There is no quick fix and it will take many months to re-establish profitable sales growth.► IT a small computer program that can repair a problem with software: a fix for sth »
The software developer says it has developed a fix for the problem.► a situation that has been dishonestly arranged by someone in order to get an advantage for themselves: »
When we won the contract, some people thought it was a fix.► ECONOMICS a price, for example, on gold or silver, that is set according to supply and demand: »
The London morning gold fix was $1,154.00 versus the previous afternoon fix of $1,139.50.● get a fix on sth — Cf. get a fix on sth
Financial and business terms. 2012.