fix

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. stabilize, establish; repair, adjust, mend; settle, decide; place; fasten; prepare; slang, bribe; informal, spay, castrate. See stability, restoration, junction, certainty, location, density. — n., informal, predicament (see difficulty).
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. predicament, dilemma, jam*; see difficulty 1 , predicament .
See Synonym Study at predicament . v.
1. [To make firm]
Syn. plant, implant, secure, attach; see fasten 1 .
2. [To prepare a meal]
Syn. cook, make, heat, get ready; see cook .
3. [To put in order]
Syn. correct, mend, adjust; see adjust 3 , repair .
4. [*To prearrange]
Syn. precontrive, predesign, preorder, preplan, influence, stack the deck*, frame*, set up*, put up*, rig*, pull wires*; see also bribe .
5. [*To get even with]
Syn. punish, retaliate, pay back, get*; see revenge .
6. [To decide]
Syn. determine, settle, conclude, establish; see arrange 2 , decide 1 .
7. [To harden]
Syn. solidify, set, thicken; see harden 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
predicament, mess, jam, *stew, difficulty, plight, *hot water, *pickle, *between a rock and a hard place.
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v.
1. repair mend, patch up, doctor, remedy, restore, recondition, tune up, overhaul, adjust, correct.
2. attach affix, secure, connect, fasten, plant, tie, couple, link, lock, implant, cement, nail.
3. determine set, decide, establish, settle.
ANT.: 1. break, bust. 2. detach, loosen, remove
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To place securely in a position or condition: ensconce, establish, install, seat, settle. See PUT IN. 2. To make secure: anchor, catch, fasten, moor, secure. Idiom: make fast. See MOVE. 3. To join one thing to another: affix, attach, clip2, connect, couple, fasten, moor, secure. See ASSEMBLE. 4. To become or cause to become stuck or lodged: catch, lodge, stick. See MOVE. 5. To produce a deep impression of: engrave, etch, grave3, impress, imprint, inscribe, stamp. See MARKS. 6. To implant so deeply as to make change nearly impossible: embed, entrench, fasten, infix, ingrain, lodge, root1. See MOVE. 7. To set forth expressly and authoritatively: decree, dictate, impose, lay down, ordain, prescribe. Idioms: call the shots (or tune), lay it on the line. See OVER. 8. To put into correct or conclusive form: arrange, conclude, dispose of, settle. See DO. 9. To bring about or come to an agreement concerning: arrange, conclude, negotiate, set1, settle. See AGREE. 10. To ascribe (a misdeed or an error, for example) to: affix, assign, blame, fasten, impute, pin on, place. See GIVE. 11. To restore to proper condition or functioning: doctor, fix up, mend, overhaul, patch, repair1, revamp, right. Idiom: set right. See HELP. 12. To alter for proper functioning: adjust, regulate, set1, tune (up). Music: attune. See CHANGE, HELP. 13. To cause to be ready, as for use, consumption, or a special purpose: fit1, make, prepare, prime, ready. See PREPARED. 14. To render incapable of reproducing sexually: alter, castrate, geld, neuter, spay, sterilize, unsex. See REPRODUCTION, RICH. 15. Informal. To exact revenge for or from: avenge, pay back, pay off, redress, repay, requite, vindicate. Archaic: wreak. Idioms: even the score, get back at, get even with, pay back in kind (or in one's own coin), settle (or square) accounts, take an eye for an eye. See FORGIVENESS. 16. To prearrange the outcome of (a contest) unlawfully: tamper. Idiom: stack the deck. See CRIMES. II noun 1. Money, property, or a favor given, offered, or promised to a person or accepted by a person in a position of trust as an inducement to dishonest behavior: bribe, graft, payola. Informal: payoff. Slang: boodle. See CRIMES, MONEY, PERSUASION. 2. A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition: box1, corner, deep water, difficulty, dilemma, Dutch, hole, hot spot, hot water, jam, plight1, predicament, quagmire, scrape, soup, trouble. Informal: bind, pickle, spot. See EASY.

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