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fix (1)

Meaning: to influence the result of a contest, a vote, or a race by illegal or unethical means

For example:

  • The result of the football game was fixed by a group of gamblers who bribed the referee to make decisions that favoured one team.

  • The fixing of matches, or match-fixing, has been a problem in sports such as boxing and soccer.

Quick Quiz:

The judges who were involved in fixing the boxing match were
  1. congratulated on their work
  2. proud of their achievement
  3. arrested and sent to jail

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