Definition of fixing in English:


Syllabification: fix·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈfiksiNG


1The process of deciding or planning something: the fixing of the date of the hearing the fixing of a fair and reasonable price
1.1 (fixings) Apparatus or equipment for a particular purpose: picnic fixings
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  • ‘With a sled, I can also carry firewood or all the fixings for a picnic,’ Cheryl says.
  • Some of the most damaging ties are fastened around trees for secondary purposes, for washing lines, swings or bird box fixings.
1.2North American The ingredients necessary to make a dish or meal: have all the fixings ready before starting
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  • I convinced her to let me wheel her across the parking lot to Central Market to get the fixings for the baked potato supper I'm planning for Movie Group tomorrow night.
  • Keep a condiment tray in the refrigerator stocked with your favorite nonfat hot-and-spicy fixings: fresh herbs, hot sauce, mustard, salsas, chutneys and spices.
  • Preprepped fixings, already cleaned, chopped, shredded, seasoned, marinated or cooked, cut precious time for getting food from kitchen to table.
2The action of fastening something in place: the fixing of additional strengthening steelwork
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  • Farmers object to the Agriculture Ministry's fixing of prices for a quintal of rice at $14.50 and corn at $7.50.
  • No branch of production must be omitted from this all-around fixing of prices and wages and this general order to continue production.
  • This makes the hoped-for nominal reduction in South African petrol and diesel prices at next week's monthly fixing for November look very unlikely.
2.1British Screws, bolts, or other items used to fix or assemble building material, furniture, or equipment.
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  • There are also front screw fixings for securing to a back panel.
  • All three 48 x 20 x 41 cm cases use thumb screws instead of conventional fixings.
  • The arrangement and integrity of the rafters, wattles, battens and fixings in most of the buildings with medieval thatch suggest that their base coats were applied when the buildings were first constructed.
3The action of mending or repairing something: the roof needs fixing problems in need of fixing
4 informal The illegal or underhand influencing of the outcome of something such as a race, game, or election: police investigating the alleged fixing of horse races several laws restricted the fixing of retail prices

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