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    fix up with

    Hi.

    This sentence is from thefreedictionary.com.

    Can you fix up my friend with a date for the dance? (source: fix up)

    I know the meaning of "fix up with" is "to provide". I wonder if the sentence means "Can you find a date (perhaps Dec 12th) for my friend to have a dance?".

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    Re: fix up with

    No.

    'Can you find a partner for my friend to take to the dance?'

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    Re: fix up with

    No- date here refers to a person, not the calendar. The fact that it uses the dance, which is specific, reinforces the fact.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 20-Nov-2019 at 21:45. Reason: Fixed typo

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