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- (transitive, idiomatic) To mix or blend thoroughly and completely.
- She mixed up peat moss, humus, and compost to make potting soil.
- (intransitive, idiomatic) To combine thoroughly.
- All the smells of the food had mixed up together.
- (transitive, idiomatic) To prepare something from ingredients that are mixed.
- She mixed up a batch of her own potting soil.
- (transitive, idiomatic) To confuse or reverse.
- I always mix up Vermont and New Hampshire on a map.
- I always mix up Jack with Jake.
- (transitive, usually passive, with with, often with be or get) To become involved with, especially socially or romantically.
- He got mixed up with a bad crowd.
- Then he got mixed up with an older woman.
- Now, he's mixed up with some half-baked religion.
- 1972 March 14, Mario Puzo & Francis Ford Coppola, The Godfather, Paramount Pictures, spoken by Sonny Corleone (James Caan):
- Hey! What're you gonna do? Nice college boy, huh? Didn't want to get mixed up in the family business. Now you want to gun down a police captain. Why? 'Cause he slapped you in the face a little bit?
- To shuffle.
- mix up this Rubik's cube
- (confuse): See also Thesaurus:confuse
- A mix, blend, or variety.
- Next time, let's ask a group with a different mix up.
- (idiomatic) A confusion or reversal.
- I refuse to send them any more money until they fix this mix up.