Definition of fixing in English:

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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
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  • 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.
  • The present overcapacity of production is such that a fixing of prices cannot be expected for the next few years.
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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  • Tthe veneering of the interior had to be the last stage in the manufacture process, following the completion and polishing of the exterior marquetry and the fixing of the bronzes.
  • The Court notes at the outset that the fixing of the listening device and the recording of the applicant's conversation were not unlawful in the sense of being contrary to domestic criminal law.
  • In approximately three to six months, the bone grows firmly around the surface of the implant, paving the way for the fixing of the prosthetic superstructure.
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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  • By then the water main may have sprung a leak which needs fixing in the middle of the night.
  • Vigilantes aren't the problem, it's the system which creates them that needs fixing!
  • So husbands, don't groan next time your wife says the guttering needs 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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  • The ICC's anti-corruption officials have also been probing allegations of fixing during some international matches, cricket chiefs have said.
  • Six men have been arrested by police investigating alleged fixing in English football matches, amid claims of attempts to defraud Asian betting websites.
  • The punishments announced by the CFA follow the revelations earlier this month of widespread fixing of European football matches.

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Syllabification: fix·ing

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