2015년 7월 10일 금요일

Dic: fix as a noun meaning a clear determination or understanding

a fix (noun):

  • (a) something that solves a problem
  • (b) something that has been dishonestly arranged. (cf. predicament and its synonyms)
  • (c) a clear determination or understanding. 
  • etc.

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As a noun meaning (c) in the above:

  • a briefing that gave us a fix on the current situation.
  • It's been hard to get a steady fix on what's going on.
  • He peered out, trying to get a fix on the enemy's position.
  • I couldn't seem to get a fix on the situation.

△ If you get a fix on someone or something, you have a clear idea or understanding of them. (informal)

△ get a fix on sb/sth:

  1. to find out exactly where someone or something is.
  2. to understand what someone or something is really like.


... COBUILD, LDOCE, American Heritage

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