fix up

fix up
verb
1. find (something or someone) for (Freq. 5)
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I'll fix you up with a nice girl

Hypernyms: ↑provide, ↑supply, ↑ply, ↑cater
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody with something

2. make arrangements for (Freq. 2)
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Can you arrange a meeting with the President?

Syn: ↑arrange
Derivationally related forms: ↑arrangement (for: ↑arrange), ↑arranger (for: ↑arrange)
Hypernyms: ↑agree, ↑hold, ↑concur, ↑concord
Hyponyms: ↑firm up, ↑concord, ↑settle
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s that CLAUSE

(for: ↑arrange)

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fix up [phrasal verb]
1 fix up (something) or fix (something) up : to improve the appearance or condition of (something, such as a building) by repairing it, making changes to it, etc.

We spent thousands of dollars fixing up our house.

— see also fixer-upper
2 fix (someone or something) up chiefly US : to make (someone or something) more attractive or fancy

I need a few minutes to fix myself up before we leave.

She got herself all fixed up [=dressed up, spruced up] for the party.

3 fix (someone) up
3 a : to provide (someone) with something that is needed or wanted

They can fix you up with a rental car at the airport.

3 b : to provide a possible boyfriend or girlfriend for (someone) : to arrange a date for (someone)

My mother tried to fix me up with one of her friends' sons.

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Main Entry:fix

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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