fixing fixing  /ˈfɪk sɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of putting something in working order again
  2. (n) restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
  3. (n) the sterilization of an animal
  4. (n) (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body

Usage(s):

  • Rumors of match-fixing have been circulating for years, and the stories proliferated in the 1990s as the fast-paced, one-day version of the game made it .

News

  1. Apple E-Book Price Fixing Testimony: Eddy Cue Admits That Prices Increased After iBookstore Debuted

    The Apple e-Book pricing fixing lawsuit is currently underway and on Thursday morning Vice President for Internet software and services, Eddy Cue, testified about the company’s part in allegedly increasing the cost of e-book sales. The Department of Justice is suing Apple for what it sees as an antitrust maneuver conducted by the tech giant. Eddy Cue [...] Apple E-Book Price Fixing Testimony ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

  2. Apple exec Eddy Cue denies price-fixing allegations at NY e-books trial

    NEW YORK — A top Apple Inc. executive described as Steve Jobs' right-hand man took the witness stand at a Manhattan price-fixing trial and denied scheming with major book publishers to drive up the cost of electronic books.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  3. Soccer-Swedish club reports itself to police over match-fixing suspicions

    STOCKHOLM, June 13 - Swedish fourth-tier side Syrianska Kerburan have taken the unusual step of reporting themselves to police over suspicions of match-fixing, according to a club statement. Bookmakers stopped taking money on Syrianska's home league game against Kvarnshedens IK after large bets were placed on the away side. Syrianska lost the tie 5-1. The club said they took the "unanimous ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. In a statement, Higgins said: "Can I say that I have never been involved in any form of snooker match-fixing. In my 18 years playing professional snooker I have never deliberately missed a shot, never mind intentionally lost a frame or a match. In...
    on May 2, 2010 By: John Higgins Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  2. "You're fixing to see what they call a fiscal showdown in Washington," Bush told an audience of business people in Rogers, Arkansas.
    on Oct 15, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Macon Area Online

  3. "If we are going to help families, save businesses, and improve the long-term economic health of our nation, we must realize that fixing what's wrong with our health care system is no longer just a moral imperative, but a fiscal imperative,"...
    on Mar 2, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: guardian.co.uk

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