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Fix

To set the price of a good or service, especially by the collusion of two or more companies. For example, two railroad companies may agree to set an artificially high price for train tickets. If these companies control a sufficient market share of railroads, then customers have no choice but to pay the high prices. In general, price fixing is illegal, but some governments, especially in developing economies, both allow and encourage the practice. Neo-liberal economists consider price fixing an inefficient practice, and in the United States it is a criminal offense under the Sherman Act. See also: Antitrust.

fix

To set the price of a commodity. For example, commodity traders in London fix the price of gold on a daily basis.
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She herself [the female head of the group of strangers the unnamed girl who narrates the story suffers to intrude upon her introspection in a city park] stared fixedly at his slow, undehberate movements, and held her body perfectly still.
fix*ed*ly \'fik-s[schwa]d-l[macron over e]\ adverb <She was staring fixedly at me.
My plan was to discipline myself to gaze fixedly at the car in front until it had gone and only then to allow myself to look to the right.
Staring fixedly into the space around two meters past the end of his sax, Marsalis continues his aural stroll through the register and up and down the scales.
Thomas Andrews, the Titanic's designer and a hero of the tragedy, was last seen staring fixedly at the painting, awaiting his fate.
Even as an outsider Coltman spotted a matter discussed by Aplin, the strain imposed upon Tennyson's daughters-in-law when they entered a household so fixedly centered on the parents.
I could sense that white rabbit hopping wildly around our corridors staring fixedly at his watch.
Gates's fingers, racing at NASCAR speed, played over the scroll wheel and pushed every button combination while his eyes stared fixedly at the screen.
What this satirical enumeration underlies is that New York, the unquestionable metropolis for all the desirous colonized, is but an imaginary space of possession that no one subject can fixedly occupy.
Any form of genocide that is reduced to a minor event stares at us fixedly and threatens even more societies that are multi-trans-cultural.
The cat will hunch over its litter box, stare fixedly ahead, its abdomen pulsating, its legs and hindquarters quivering as it strains to pass the impacted stool.