mix up (third-person singular simple present mixes up, present participle mixing up, simple past and past participle mixed up)
- (transitive, idiomatic) To mix or blend thoroughly and completely.
- She mixed up peat moss, humus, and compost to make potting soil.
- (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.
- (intransitive, idiomatic) Combine thoroughly.
- All the smells of the food had mixed up together.
- (intransitive, 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.
mix up (plural mix ups)
- 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.