To chiv in English Gipsy means as much and more than to fix in America, in fact, it is applied to almost any kind of action.
chival′ric, chiv′alrous, pertaining to chivalry: bold: gallant.
Harry poured half a can of oil upon the bearings of the chiv wheel with almost loving tenderness.
A knife is also called a chiv by the lowest class all over England.
And the third is to p. 352“chiv o manzin apré lati,” or to put the oath upon her, which explains itself.
chiv, my dear fellow, go out and see what sort of a night it is.'
: being shivved by Johnny Mizzoo
[1912+; fr Romany chiv, ''blade,'' by way of British underworld slang]