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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FIX

Let me fix your hair and we'll hurry to Vinton's as fast as ever we can.

It is difficult for me to fix positively the breadth of this Pass.

Go back and tell them it would take too great a risk to try to fix me.

In short, the difficulty is not to fix people, but to root them up.

Still he tried to fix the issue on the known unsavory reputation of the woman.

His sole ambition just now was to fix the crime definitely on the perpetrator.

Peter, I'll just kneel and kiss your hands if you can fix this for me.

Dry your eyes and tell me, and whatever it is I'll fix it all right and happily for you.

Now we must go back to where Bwana Marefu can come to fix my eyes.

What if he were to take Robinson's advice: fix up a bit and—marry?

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "set (one's eyes or mind) on something," probably from Old French *fixer, from fixe "fixed," from Latin fixus "fixed, fast, immovable, established, settled," past participle of figere "to fix, fasten," from PIE root *dhigw- "to stick, to fix."

Sense of "fasten, attach" is c.1400; that of "settle, assign" is pre-1500 and evolved into "adjust, arrange" (1660s), then "repair" (1737). Sense of "tamper with" (a fight, a jury, etc.) is 1790. As euphemism for "castrate a pet" it dates from 1930. Related: Fixed; fixedly (1590s); fixing.

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