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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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The free end of the motor shaft is coupled fixedly to the shaft of a second, identical motor.
A Klee painting named Angelus Novus shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating.
just gazing fixedly into the water's changing glimmer,
He really liked chasing the cats the two times that he was able to, so he's never going to be a dog who will pass by the cats while staring at me fixedly, like a dog in an obedience show ring.
The Bishop points out that if Gigadibs adheres fixedly and absolutely and exclusively to unbelief then, because every act in life implies a faith in the value of what he strives for, all that is possible for Gigadibs if he is a thorough unbeliever is to stay in bed and "abstain from healthy acts that prove you man" (BBA, 258).
Although as the players stare fixedly at their sheet music throughout, Homer Simpson could have done as good a job.
We Chicagoans know better, of course; we also know why these misbegotten visitors stumble along the busy sidewalks staring fixedly at the upper reaches of the high-rise hotels and office towers that crowd the Loop.
When he arrived, prone on a stretcher, in a 'mental stupor', staring fixedly into space unable to recognise anyone, the victim of 'shell shock', his family was horrified and dismayed.
Next comes the hard drudge and slog (not!) of conference networking, a kind of speed dating for middle-ranking executives, before gazing fixedly at someone's chest to decipher their name badge (more fun for men than * ENJOYED this column?
fix*ed*ly \'fik-s[schwa]d-l[macron over e]\ adverb <She was staring fixedly at me.>
Contrast this passage with a similar one in "A Memory" in A Curtain of Green and Other Stories : 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.
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.