fix up (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb fix up (1).

Meaning: to repair something or to improve the condition of something, especially something old or second-hand

Synonym: restore, renovate, do up (British informal)

For example:

  • fix sth up Mark and Shelley have made a lot of money by buying old, run-down houses, and then fixing them up and selling them.

  • fix up sth Why don't you fix up that old motorbike you've got in the garage? If you got it in good condition again, you could sell it.

Quick Quiz:

Harry wants to open his own shop. He says he's going to sell things he's bought second-hand and then fixed up, such as

a. old furniture

b. new computers

c. cakes and sandwiches

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Contributor: Matt Errey