In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(establish)(date/price/time) fijar(details) concretarher arrival has been fixed at 3 pm — su llegada está fijada para las 3 de la tarde
- At a case management conference held in July 1999 a trial was fixed for June 2000.
- After entitlement and scale of costs, if any, is established, a further timetable will be established for fixing the costs of the action.
- I am told it is the largest amount that has ever been fixed as a bail condition in this country.
- By order dated July 19, 2001 a trial date was fixed for September 16, 2002.
- The application was fixed for a hearing on 11 June 1998.
- The Taiwanese owners would start scrapping a total of 53 tuna fishing boats from next year if a compensation figure can be fixed, the agency said.
- Both football semi-finals are fixed for February 24, but Nemo have been approached about playing the following week to avoid a clash with the Sigerson Cup.
- When the court resumes a date will have to be fixed for a hearing.
- Suppose, for example, that a scholar tried, as many did, to fix the exact date of Noah's Flood.
- The ceremony was fixed for two o'clock on a Sunday in the middle of the World Cup season.
- The other countries which joined the EU did not have any dates fixed in advance.
- So it was that a departure date was fixed for October and the and the group, in batches of a few hundred a time went to Liverpool where they were to board the ships that had been chartered to transport them.
- Again, I believe that it will be some months before this retrial can be fixed and we would ask for bail to be given on the same conditions.
- The final is fixed for Sunday, December 8 in Fitzgerald Stadium.
- For school children it is fixed for October 11 and for the non-governmental organisations it will be October 26.
- It is therefore impossible to fix exact proportions, or to establish a list of ingredients which will be appropriate to everyone.
- The county final is fixed for Sunday, October 5th.
- There will be many demands on the council's coffers before the budget is fixed for 2005 / 06.
- The game was fixed for one week after all of the other first round games were played and for the evening before the start of the college examinations on Monday last.
- A date was fixed for the work to be carried out but workmen never turned up.
1.2(organize)arreglarI've fixed it so we'll be in the same hotel — lo he arreglado para que estemos en el mismo hotel
- how are you fixed for next weekend? — ¿qué planes tienes para el fin de semana?
- He fixed for me to have an abortion at a clinic, but my mother came and took me away.
- It can be very difficult fixing things up for young offenders in advance of their release.
- The visit is fixed up, and just in time; 24 hours later his laptop packs in.
- Unlike earlier when I could walk into the shop any time I pleased, I now had to call a receptionist and fix up an appointment.
- The Battalion sailed to Egypt on the Empire Fowey but we were unable to get Minnie a passage on this ship so we fixed for her to follow on HMT Devonshire.
- As reported by the Evening Press, Supporters Direct had offered their advice, and a meeting was quickly fixed up.
- He fixed us a taxi to the hotel.
2.1(secure)sujetarasegurarthe planks were fixed together with two screws — las tablas estaban sujetas con dos tornillos
- we fixed the pole in the ground — clavamos / fijamos el poste en el suelo
- to fix sth to sth — sujetar algo a algo
- fix bayonets! — ¡calar bayonetas!
- At that point in space, the satellite orbits Earth at the same speed as Earth's rotation - making the satellite appear to be fixed in the same location in the sky.
- The upholstery was ‘a chassis’, that is, fixed to its own subframes independent of the main chair frame.
- His commanding officer rose to repeat the final briefing, grasping any object that was fixed to the hull, desperately trying not to go tumbling around in zero gee.
- The reconnaissance officers used head torches fixed to their helmets.
- Perhaps it was their dreamlike quality or the way they could not be fixed in place.
- Dave had lined the room with hardboard sheets fixed to wooden battens.
- Freestanding and wall-mounted compositions, they are made of magnets and metal elements attached to wires that are fixed to the wall or ceiling.
- To allow movement from thermal and other forces, the roof is not fixed rigidly to its supports.
- Most of the headstones have now been fixed back into place but others are beyond repair, and still more have been laid flat because of safety concerns.
- By the 1st millennium bc iron tyres were being fixed to the outside of the rim of spoked wheels, proving to be a far more robust yet lightweight structure.
- To identify those properties, firemarks - small plaques made from metal or wood adorned with the name or symbol of the company concerned - were fixed to external walls.
- There was a shelf fixed to the wall by the light switch.
- Long, bronze relief friezes by Paul Day will be fixed to its walls.
- Use several long wood screws and wood glue to fix the post in a sturdy, upright position.
- Ostreids were also able to fix themselves to movable objects such as driftwood or cephalopods, thereby further facilitating their dispersal.
- The pieces might be fixed in a plate of stone, shaped to receive the parts, or assembled face down and then affixed to a setting bed.
- Above the figure's chest was a small metal panel, which was fixed to the figure's chest.
- Instead, he fixes the photograph to a mat using archival plastic corners.
- Fix the shelf to the wall above the curtain track using the brackets.
- In both cases, the receiver was fixed inside the boat hull without negatively affecting the athletes.
2.2(implant)to fix sth in one's memory — grabar algo en la memoria
- you've just got it fixed in your mind that she's jealous — se te ha metido en la cabeza que es celosa
- the belief had been fixed in him from an early age — le habían inculcado la creencia desde temprana edad
2.3(pin)to fix the blame on sb/sth — echarle / achacarle la culpa a algn/algo
3.1(direct steadily)he fixed his gaze / eyes on her — la miró fijamente
- his eyes were fixed on the road ahead — tenía la mirada fija en la carretera
- everybody's attention was fixed on her — la atención de todos estaba fija / centrada en ella
- all their hopes were fixed on a truce — habían cifrado todas sus esperanzas en una tregua
3.2(look at)he fixed her with a stony gaze — clavó en ella una mirada glacial
4.1informal (prepare)prepararI'll fix you some food — te preparo algo de comer
- what are you fixing for dinner? — ¿qué estás haciendo / preparando de cena?
- By fixing and suppressing the enemy, we allow our own maneuvering element to accomplish its task relatively unmolested.
- We fixed ourselves a snack and went to watch TV in the family room.
- Rowena washed the pot and fixed herself a cup of tea.
- He fixed himself some coffee and then got into the shower.
- At seven, after I fixed myself some rice, the phone rang.
- ‘I wish I had never had children,’ she muttered to herself as she fixed herself a drink.
- He fixed himself breakfast and took it into the dining room.
- This will allow us to destroy the lead company as the second enemy is being fixed by the minefield.
- She fixed herself some breakfast and left for school.
- Finally he finished and came out of his bedroom and fixed himself coffee.
- This gives priority to the areas where the enemy can be fixed and destroyed, area denial, and information collection.
- So he went back into the house and fixed himself a big steak, with potatoes, garlic bread and a tall glass of iced tea.
- And so, it is a much more difficult enemy to find and fix.
- There was a plate of untouched scrambled eggs and a glass of orange juice on the table, which led her to guess that he'd fixed himself breakfast but had been unable to eat.
- It was past the time she usually fixed herself a little something for lunch, and her knees were beginning to go rubbery.
- She quietly fixed herself a cup of chamomile tea and sat on the couch, her icy feet curled under her, drinking and thinking.
- I got in, fixed myself a stiff drink and lay on the floor until the shaking died off.
- In the kitchen Frank fixed himself a cup of coffee and a piece of buttered toast.
- Running quietly down the steps, she fixed herself a big breakfast and ate all of it in 5 minutes flat.
- She'd fixed herself a few cups of hot tea, and a piece or two of toast, but had eaten nothing else since breakfast.
- By seven, she was already downstairs in the kitchen, fixing herself a French toast.
- After taking a short nap, he went downstairs and fixed himself some cereal and turned on the TV.
- He walked down the stairs to the wet bar and fixed himself a drink, then proceeded out to the deck that overlooked the calm Pacific.
- She went down to the kitchen and fixed herself a sandwich, and just as she was about to sit down, the phone rang.
4.2(make presentable)to fix one's hair — arreglarse el pelo
- we'll go as soon as I've fixed my face — nos vamos en cuanto me pinte
5coloquial(repair)(car/household appliance) arreglarI must take this watch in to be fixed — tengo que llevar este reloj a arreglar
6coloquial(influence fraudulently)(election/contest) amañar coloquial(contest/election) arreglar coloquial(jury) comprar coloquial
7.1(deal with)arreglar coloquialI'll soon fix her! — ¡ya la voy a arreglar yo! coloquial
- Well, Republican presidential hopeful John McCain is rolling out his plan to fix the economy.
- We said we would fix immigration, law and order, and the Treaty of Waitangi industry.
8EEUUeufemismo, coloquial(neuter)caparoperar eufemismo coloquial
9.1(make permanent)(drawing/film/colors) fijar
- Light is then projected through a negative onto the paper, and after the paper is washed and fixed, a photographic print remains.
- They gradually perfected the process of drying the grass to fix the image with some degree of permanence.
- After two minutes, a second bath of acid stops the development process and a third fixes the image, making the paper impervious to future contacts with light.
- Washing in water fixes the image in a bright ‘Prussian blue’ or cyan tone.
- Ultimately, the fate of photography depended on fixing the image so it would not fade or darken.
- The next stage of the process is the addition of chemical called a fixer, because it fixes the image permanently in place.
- She needs only light, photosensitive paper, an object to block the light and chemicals to fix the image afterward.
- A central aim of this study was to identify the interval during which deciduous plants fixed more carbon than their evergreen counterparts.
- The fruit were covered with aluminium foil to prevent them from fixing carbon dioxide.
- The bacteria supply the pea plants with nitrogen fixed from the air when the soils are deficient in that nutrient.
- As they grow, green plants and trees fix carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and convert it to tissue.
- Both cover crops fix a lot of nitrogen and produce high yields of biomass that serve as organic matter to enrich the soil.
(determine position of)establecer la posición de
1EEUU(make plans, intend)we're fixing to go fishing on Sunday — estamos planeando ir de pesca el domingo
- we've fixed to meet them at one — hemos quedado (en encontrarnos) con ellos a la una
1coloquial(predicament)to be in a fix — estar en un aprieto / apuro
- to get (oneself) into/out of a fix — meterse en/salir de un aprieto / apuro
- Some minor problems, such as holes and cracks, can be fixed by filling them with gutter caulk or by using a gutter patching kit.
- We're going to get to the truth and then fix what went wrong.
- From the major problems to the minor ones, all had been completely fixed and solved.
- As I recall, you also had to get the shower repaired and fix quite a few things, didn't you?
- A spokeswoman said the company was working flat out to get repairs fixed which were holding up trains and lengthening journeys.
- A leak quickly fixed will save re-painting walls and repairing ceilings.
- City of York Council said that broken-down fans in the roof had now been fixed, restoring proper ventilation to the baths.
- A customer can report a dropped call or poor signal quality from a specific location, and the carrier can analyze data and fix the problem that day.
- And, if it's a genuine glitch, I fix it right away.
- IT support staff waste up to 75 days a year on travelling to off-site locations to physically fix PCs.
- Dad is a DIY expert and he fixes anything that needs repairing in a matter of seconds.
- Serious problems of disrepair are often lurking unseen below the surface, with a backlog of home repairs it is estimated will cost £37 billion to fix.
- Ministers want the public to offer ideas about what needs fixing, and where the vision should be for the long-term future of schooling.
- Sending astronauts up to fix the Hubble Space Telescope in Earth orbit was difficult enough.
- The aim is to expand and improve, not to fix or repair what is broken.
- I am at the car repair shop, getting my car fixed.
- ‘But…’ he squealed, ‘We can fix it, right?’
- There was about a three-month hiatus, of course, while boats were being fixed and repaired.
- ‘We've got to fix it right now!’ she declared resolutely.
- On Friday, the company sent out repair technicians, who fixed many of the machines.
- If, for one minute, fans think that an outcome has been fixed, our industry has nothing to sell the public.
- The fact is something like 14m bets a week are struck, and if any races have been fixed, there are major repercussions.
- They also asked if he expected the elections to be fixed.
- I notice that the Police are questioning a few individuals in an attempt to uncover evidence of race fixing.
- But then he tried to fix the London mayoral election.
- In recent times, matches have been fixed, yet no attempt has been made to remove them from the books.
- He has denied allegations that he fixed football matches.
- He denied taking a bribe to fix any of the matches in the triangular series, contested by South Africa, England and Zimbabwe.
- This would not be the first time in American history that an election had been fixed.
- Can we be sure that further individuals or gangs aren't attempting to fix races?
- When the bet was eventually discovered I was convicted for match fixing in 1965.
- That evening the referee's bank balance swells with thousands of dollars, his reward for fixing the biggest soccer match in the world for a criminal betting syndicate.
- This might be a result of an agreement between club presidents made in early May that none of them would corrupt referees and attempt to fix matches.
- The one-hour show, with allegations of race fixing, betting scams and jockeys mixing with criminals, made headlines on the front and back pages.
- In the same year, he was one of five jockeys arrested as part of an investigation into alleged race fixing, but was later released without charge.
- Democracy came in the form of elections that were fixed and manipulated.
- All five had been prohibited from attending any racecourse facilities since they were charged with race fixing in March 1999.
- I assume it goes on in all sports and in racing it doesn't really bother me because I don't bet to make money and I don't believe every single race can be fixed.
- The cricket fan, who has put in so much time and passion supporting the Indian team, has never been apologised to for all those matches that were fixed all those years.
- Players' movements and activities are so closely monitored that it is hard for anyone to approach or speak to the players, leave alone attempt to fix matches.
- He said all his cats are fixed males and if I have any problems with them to let him know.
- The cancers of the reproductive organs are very rare in cats that have been fixed.
- My soon to be fixed 6 month old female Boxer has a tenancy to hump for no apparent reason.
- One is a girl and the other is a boy - both are fixed, as is our own cat.
- Does my one year old female Pomeranian need to get fixed for her to get less aggressive?
- The flight leader watched him go down, fixed his position, and saw that he was alive and in his raft.
- We have been at the mercy of the storm for days, and the cloud cover still prevents me from fixing our location by the stars.
- When no landmarks or aids to navigation are visible, navigators may use the Sun, the Moon, or other celestial bodies to fix the craft's position.
- Later in the novel, he will use the ‘Earth’ to fix the exact location of his enemies on a flotilla of rafts in the middle of the Pacific ocean.
- The American and Filipino artillerymen tried to fix the enemy's position by the use of sound waves, but this method proved too delicate and complicated.
- An order has just been given to stand in to enable our coast pilot, Cooper, to fix our whereabouts exactly by his knowledge of the land.
2argot(of drug)dosis femeninomasculino pinchazomasculino chute España argotto give oneself a fix — pincharse coloquial
- I need my daily fix of chocolate — no puedo pasarme sin mi dosis diaria de chocolate
3Marina Aviaciónposición femeninoto get a fix on sth — establecer la posición de algo
- we're trying to get a fix on the likely consequences — estamos intentando estimar / calibrar las posibles consecuencias
4coloquial(put-up job)tongo masculino coloquialarreglo masculino coloquialfor the fight, the fix was on / in — en la pelea hubo tongo coloquial
5(solution)arreglo masculinothere are no quick fixes for these problems — estos problemas no se arreglan así como así
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