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fixing Syllabification: fix·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈfiksiNG/

Definition of fixing in English:


1The process of deciding or planning something: the fixing of the date of the hearing the fixing of a fair and reasonable price
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  • It is also important for us to consider the constitutional arrangements concerning the fixing of the election date in Jamaica.
  • Sligo county athletics board should put a lot of thought into the fixing of a date for their championships.
  • The judges' recommendation in this respect, however, was relevant only to the fixing of the date for the first review.
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
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
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  • Plumber's probably going to be here on Monday to fix the boiler (nearly £500 worth of fixing to do) which we could really do without.
  • The pair have methodically gone about improving a swing that few seemed to think was in need of fixing.
  • Often, of course, it's judicious fixing of the director's first attempt that saves a turkey, or elevates it from being tolerable to something rather better.
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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  • Sixteen people including three jockeys and a trainer were arrested today in a probe into alleged fixing of horse races.
  • An unnamed whistleblower outlined in detail to Ireland On Sunday how he took part in such fixing, at times casting as many as four votes in the same election.
  • Allegations of widespread corruption and fixing are regularly doing the rounds and smaller clubs are struggling to attract supporters in the face of the marketing onslaught of the big two.

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