Phrasal Verbs

fix up (1)

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


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


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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