fixer

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

fix +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

fixer (plural fixers)

  1. Agent noun of fix; one who, or that which, fixes.
  2. (photography) A chemical (sodium thiosulfate) used in photographic development that fixes the image in place, preventing further chemical reactions.
  3. (criminal justice, law, and underworld): A person who arranges immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion, especially as a business endeavor for profit.
  4. (journalism) A person who assists foreign journalists in volatile countries, often providing interpretation, personal connections, and transportation services.

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"A professional bank robber commented on this [a point in the thief's memoir]: 'Perhaps the author means by this that the fixer with whom he is acquainted works only on crimes not involving violence. It is true that there are specialists even in the fix line, and a man who has an in [in = advantageous position] to fix con cases might not be able to fix robbery cases. But if the author means that the fix does not exist in armed robbery, he is badly mistaken. It is merely a matter of knowing the right party to go to.'"Edwin H. Sutherland (ed), The Professional Thief: by a Professional Thief. Annotated and Interpreted by Edwin H. Sutherland, 1937.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fixe +‎ -er.

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Verb[edit]

fixer

  1. to fix, fasten
  2. to fix, arrange, set (a date, price etc.)
  3. (reflexive) to settle (in a place)
  4. (transitive) to stare at
    • 2000, Jean-François Parot, L'énigme des Blancs-Manteaux, JC Lattès 2012, p. 11:
      Sur le banc, deux hommes, envelopés de capes dont les pans noirs étaient à demi éclairés par la lueur d'un méchant falot, fixaient l'obscurité.

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

fixer

  1. first-person singular future subjunctive of facer
  2. third-person singular future subjunctive of facer

German[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

fixer

  1. comparative form of fix

Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Verb[edit]

fixer

  1. (transitive) to stare at