fix

fix
1. AND fix-up n. a dose of a drug, especially for an addict who is in need of drugs. (Drugs. It fixes the suffering of withdrawal.)
It was clear that the prisoner needed a fix, but there was nothing the cops would do for him.
Max arranged to get a fix-up into the con.
2. in. o buy a dose of drugs; to take drugs. (See also fixed. Drugs.) D Frank had to fix before he could even talk to me.
Tracy was in the other room fixing.
3. tv. to castrate or spay an animal, especially a pet. (See also fixed. Jocularly of people.)
Get somebody to fix your cat!
Sally suggested that someone ought to fix Beavis—if he isn’t already.
4. n. a bribe. (See also fixed.)
Rocko never took a fix in his life.
The agent payed a fix to the cops.
5. tv. to influence the outcome of a contest or an election. (See also fixed.)
Who fixed this race?
Sam knows what it takes to fix an election—cash.
6. n. a scheme to influence the outcome of a contest or an election.
Something is wrong with this game. I smell a fix.
Sam planned a great fix, but the cops got wise.
7. n. a repair made to a computer program. (Computers.)
This little fix should make the whole program run faster.
I wrote a fix to make the program more efficient.
8. n. a cure for a social ill. (See also quick fix.)
There is no easy fix for a problem like this.
Some people think there is no fix at all.

Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions. 2015.

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