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fix-up

[ fiks-uhp ]
/ ˈfɪksˌʌp /
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noun

repair; improvement: fix-ups that will make the house more salable.

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Origin of fix-up

1825–35, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase fix up
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British Dictionary definitions for fix-up

fix up

verb (tr, adverb)

to arrangelet's fix up a date
(often foll by with) to provideI'm sure we can fix you up with a room
informal to repair or rearrangeto fix up one's house
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with fix-up

fix up

1

Repair, refurbish, or renew. For example, They're busy fixing up their house, or We fixed ourselves up before we ventured outside. [Late 1700s]

2

fix someone up. Provide or furnish someone with something, as in He can fix you up with a new car, or Can you fix up my friend with a date for the dance? [Colloquial; c. 1930]

3

Smooth over or settle, as in You'd think they could fix up these small differences. [Late 1800s]

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