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American English: /fɪks/
British English: /fɪks/

Translation of fix in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (establish)
    her arrival has been fixed at 3 pm
    su llegada está fijada para las 3 de la tarde
    Example sentences
    • The other countries which joined the EU did not have any dates fixed in advance.
    • By order dated July 19, 2001 a trial date was fixed for September 16, 2002.
    • When the court resumes a date will have to be fixed for a hearing.
    1.2 (organize) I've fixed it so we'll be in the same hotel
    lo he arreglado para que estemos en el mismo hotel
    how are you fixed for next weekend?
    ¿qué planes tienes para el fin de semana?
    Example sentences
    • As reported by the Evening Press, Supporters Direct had offered their advice, and a meeting was quickly fixed up.
    • The visit is fixed up, and just in time; 24 hours later his laptop packs in.
    • It can be very difficult fixing things up for young offenders in advance of their release.
  • 2 2.1 (secure) the planks were fixed together with two screws
    las tablas estaban sujetas con dos tornillos
    we fixed the pole in the ground
    clavamos or fijamos el poste en el suelo
    to fix something to something
    sujetar algo a algo
    fix bayonets! (Military)
    ¡calar bayonetas!
    Example sentences
    • To allow movement from thermal and other forces, the roof is not fixed rigidly to its supports.
    • Fix the shelf to the wall above the curtain track using the brackets.
    • The reconnaissance officers used head torches fixed to their helmets.
    2.2 (implant) to fix something in one's memory
    grabar algo en la memoria
    you've just got it fixed in your mind that she's jealous
    se te ha metido en la cabeza que es celosa
    the belief had been fixed in him from an early age
    le habían inculcado la creencia desde temprana edad
    2.3 (pin) to fix the blame on somebody/something
    echarle or achacarle la culpa a alguien/algo
  • 3 3.1 (direct steadily) he fixed his gaze or eyes on her
    la miró fijamente
    his eyes were fixed on the road ahead
    tenía la mirada fija en la carretera
    everybody's attention was fixed on her
    la atención de todos estaba fija or centrada en ella
    all their hopes were fixed on a truce
    habían cifrado todas sus esperanzas en una tregua
    3.2 (look at) he fixed her with a stony gaze
    clavó en ella una mirada glacial
  • 4 (esp US) 4.1 (prepare) [colloquial] I'll fix you some food
    te preparo algo de comer
    what are you fixing for dinner?
    ¿qué estás haciendo or preparando de cena?
    Example sentences
    • By fixing and suppressing the enemy, we allow our own maneuvering element to accomplish its task relatively unmolested.
    • This gives priority to the areas where the enemy can be fixed and destroyed, area denial, and information collection.
    • This will allow us to destroy the lead company as the second enemy is being fixed by the minefield.
    Example sentences
    • He walked down the stairs to the wet bar and fixed himself a drink, then proceeded out to the deck that overlooked the calm Pacific.
    • I got in, fixed myself a stiff drink and lay on the floor until the shaking died off.
    • ‘I wish I had never had children,’ she muttered to herself as she fixed herself a drink.
    4.2 (make presentable) to fix one's hair
    arreglarse el pelo
    we'll go as soon as I've fixed my face
    nos vamos en cuanto me pinte
  • 5 (repair) [colloquial]
    (car/household appliance)
    I must take this watch in to be fixed
    tengo que llevar este reloj a arreglar
    Example sentences
    • The aim is to expand and improve, not to fix or repair what is broken.
    • A spokeswoman said the company was working flat out to get repairs fixed which were holding up trains and lengthening journeys.
    • As I recall, you also had to get the shower repaired and fix quite a few things, didn't you?
  • 6 (influence fraudulently) [colloquial]
    comprar [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • I assume it goes on in all sports and in racing it doesn't really bother me because I don't bet to make money and I don't believe every single race can be fixed.
    • Can we be sure that further individuals or gangs aren't attempting to fix races?
    • He has denied allegations that he fixed football matches.
  • 7 [slang] 7.1 (deal with)
    arreglar [colloquial]
    I'll soon fix her!
    ¡ya la voy a arreglar yo! [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Well, Republican presidential hopeful John McCain is rolling out his plan to fix the economy.
    • We said we would fix immigration, law and order, and the Treaty of Waitangi industry.
    7.2 (kill)
    liquidar [colloquial]
  • 8 (neuter) (US) [colloquial] [euphemistic]
    operar [colloquial] [euphemistic]
    Example sentences
    • The cancers of the reproductive organs are very rare in cats that have been fixed.
    • One is a girl and the other is a boy - both are fixed, as is our own cat.
    • He said all his cats are fixed males and if I have any problems with them to let him know.
  • 9 9.1 (make permanent)
    Example sentences
    • Ultimately, the fate of photography depended on fixing the image so it would not fade or darken.
    • After two minutes, a second bath of acid stops the development process and a third fixes the image, making the paper impervious to future contacts with light.
    • They gradually perfected the process of drying the grass to fix the image with some degree of permanence.
    Example sentences
    • As they grow, green plants and trees fix carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it to tissue.
    • Both cover crops fix a lot of nitrogen and produce high yields of biomass that serve as organic matter to enrich the soil.
    • The bacteria supply the pea plants with nitrogen fixed from the air when the soils are deficient in that nutrient.
  • 10 (determine position of) (Aviation, Nautical)
    establecer la posición de
    Example sentences
    • Later in the novel, he will use the ‘Earth’ to fix the exact location of his enemies on a flotilla of rafts in the middle of the Pacific ocean.
    • The flight leader watched him go down, fixed his position, and saw that he was alive and in his raft.
    • We have been at the mercy of the storm for days, and the cloud cover still prevents me from fixing our location by the stars.

intransitive verb

  • (make plans, intend) (US) we're fixing to go fishing on Sunday
    estamos planeando ir de pesca el domingo
    we've fixed to meet them at one
    hemos quedado (en encontrarnos) con ellos a la una


  • 1 (predicament) [colloquial]to be in a fix
    estar en un aprieto or apuro
    to get (oneself) into/out of a fix
    meterse en/salir de un aprieto or apuro
    Example sentences
    • Our poor town planner is now in a fix, unable to predict the town's population ten years into the future.
    • Anyone who finds themselves in a really difficult fix should contact the organisation - it sounds like it could be a life-saver.
    • The department was in a fix about the problem, as it had to figure out the exact amount spent by the subscribers.
  • 2 (of drug) [slang] to give oneself a fix
    pincharse [colloquial]
    I need my daily fix of chocolate
    no puedo pasarme sin mi dosis diaria de chocolate
    Example sentences
    • Traders claim that drug addicts collecting their daily fixes at a newly-transferred chemist shop are killing Leigh town centre.
    • His eyes took on the glazed expression of a drug addict contemplating his next fix.
    • In some areas nearly all robbery and burglary is drug related to pay for the next fix.
  • 3 (Aviation, Nautical) to get a fix on something (sailor/airman)
    establecer la posición de algo
    we're trying to get a fix on the likely consequences
    estamos intentando estimar or calibrar las posibles consecuencias
    Example sentences
    • GPS receivers use the passive, one-way transmissions of signals from the orbiting satellites to determine a position fix.
    • GPS position fixes, however, are independent measurements that don't necessarily account for a car's travel along a road network with sharp corners.
    • If only three satellites are visible, then one dimension, typically the altitude, must be held constant to provide position fixes.
  • 4 (put-up job) [colloquial]
    tongo (masculine) [colloquial]
    for the fight, the fix was on or in (US)
    en la pelea hubo tongo [colloquial]
    la pelea estaba arreglada or amañada [colloquial]
  • 5 (solution) there are no quick fixes for these problems
    estos problemas no se arreglan así como así
    Example sentences
    • They knew there was no short-term, easy fix, there could be no band-aid approach.
    • We have a short-term fix for the communication problem.
    • So while expanding opportunities through trade is a good thing for the American economy, it's not going to be a fix for our current problems.

Phrasal verbs

fix on

verb + preposition + object
decidirse por

fix up

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (provide for) I need somewhere to stay: can you fix me up?
necesito alojamiento ¿me lo puedes arreglar?
she fixed me up with a job
me encontró or consiguió un trabajo
we are trying to get her fixed up [colloquial]
estamos tratando de conseguirle un novio
1.2 (organize, arrange)
I'll fix things up with her
lo arreglaré con ella
1.3 (repair, restore)
(house/room) (US)
2verb + adverb (make arrangements) (British) [colloquial] did you fix up with John about the tickets?
¿arreglaste lo de las entradas con John?

fix upon

fix on
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