- (intransitive or transitive) To provide (someone) something; to furnish.
- I need someone to fix me up with a tent and some camping gear.
- 1913, Harris Dickson, The Saturday Evening Post - Volume 186:
- Ef you don't fix me up a rake-off I got to scrap roun' fer myself.
- (intransitive, always with with) To set up a date or to introduce people with the intention of a possible romantic or sexual coupling.
- Can you fix me up with a date for Saturday night?
- 2006, Leisure Entertainment Service Company, Nine romantic stories to remember:
- "You and I are going dancing," he said. "I'm going to buy you a drink, and then I'm going to fix you up with someone. You've been alone too long. It's time for you to get back in circulation." "Don't fix me up," I said. "I'll go, but don't fix me up.
- 1975, Shelley Steinmann List, Nobody Makes Me Cry:
- Please don't fix me up with any of your tycoons
- (transitive) To repair or refurbish.
- I've been fixing up the boat for the holidays.
- The boat? I've fixed it up.
- 2017 January 12, Jesse Hassenger, “A literal monster truck is far from the stupidest thing about Monster Trucks”, in The Onion AV Club:
- Creech is flexible enough to hide inside of the old truck that Tripp is fixing up, and Tripp discovers that, with the right tweaking, the oil-guzzling Creech can actually power that truck from the inside.
- (transitive) To prepare or provide (something).
- His mother will fix up a snack for the sleepover tonight.
- (slang, dated) To settle up.
- 1906, Myra Kelly, "A Soul Above Buttons":
- "If you don't fix me up I'll report you and have your whole shop raided.”
- 2016, Steve Austin, Working Dog Heroes:
- I didn't extend credit to other kids, but after he'd become a regular customer he asked me to take some bets for which he'd fix me up later.
to provide someone with something