But when the court oversteps, fixing the problem is practically impossible.
fixing our long-term budget problems requires work in three basic areas.
For many Egyptian activists and reformers—the idea of fixing the internal culture of the Interior Ministry starts at the top.
Joan looked down at her young fan, fixing those extraordinary big eyes of hers on the girl, and smiled.
It should be in the direction of avoiding yet another major international problem that detracts from fixing the American economy.
Then fixing his spy-glass in his eye, he looked in the same direction; but either saw or affected to see nothing.
Kellogg leaned across the table, fixing him with an enthusiastic eye.
Dr. Bird dropped the films in a fixing tank and straightened up.
"I've never been in a studio before," said Betty, fixing fresh paper.
It seems to me, therefore, highly probable that in fixing the site of Calvary the Empress was rightly guided.
late 14c., "set (one's eyes or mind) on something," probably from Old French *fixer, from fixe "fixed," from Latin fixus "fixed, fast, immovable, established, settled," past participle of figere "to fix, fasten," from PIE root *dhigw- "to stick, to fix."
Sense of "fasten, attach" is c.1400; that of "settle, assign" is pre-1500 and evolved into "adjust, arrange" (1660s), then "repair" (1737). Sense of "tamper with" (a fight, a jury, etc.) is 1790. As euphemism for "castrate a pet" it dates from 1930. Related: Fixed; fixedly (1590s); fixing.
"position from which it is difficult to move," 1809, American English, from fix (v.). Meaning "dose of narcotic" is from 1934, shortened from fix-up (1867, originally in reference to liquor).