Open main menu
See also: fixup and fix-up




fix up (third-person singular simple present fixes up, present participle fixing up, simple past and past participle fixed up)

  1. (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[1]:
    Ef you don't fix me up a rake-off I got to scrap roun' fer myself.
  2. (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[2]:
      "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[3]:
      Please don't fix me up with any of your tycoons
  3. (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[4]:
      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.
  4. (transitive) To prepare or provide (something).
    His mother will fix up a snack for the sleepover tonight.
  5. (slang, dated) To settle up.
    • 1906, Myra Kelly, "A Soul Above Buttons"[5]:
      "If you don't fix me up I'll report you and have your whole shop raided.”
    • 2016, Steve Austin, Working Dog Heroes[6]:
      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.

Derived termsEdit