- 1Combine or put together to form one substance or mass: peppercorns are sometimes mixed with other spices for a table condiment these two chemicals, when mixed together, literally explodeMore example sentences
- It was a chemical reaction, the kind when you mix two substances that aren't supposed to be mixed together.
- Substances are mixed with all sorts of things to give them bulk and sell for triple the price.
- When enough of each of the ingredients in pure form are mixed together, the results are deadly.
- 1.1 [no object, often with negative] (Of different substances) be able to be combined in this way: oil and water don’t mixMore example sentences
- Oil and water do not mix because they are fundamentally different substances, not only in their obvious characteristics but also on a molecular scale.
- This explains why, in a closed system, 2 gases will always mix despite the fact that no heat may be exchanged.
- You will notice that you use fewer drops of essential oil for perfumes; this is because the essential oils don't mix as well with water and alcohol as they do with carrier oils.
- 1.2Make or prepare by combining various ingredients: mixing concrete is hard physical workMore example sentences
- Each of the ingredients in the concrete, the proportions of those ingredients, and how the concrete is mixed, placed, and finished all affect the outcome.
- In terms of longevity, prepare to purchase and mix new developer about every five years or so.
- But biotech drugs can't be made by mixing a recipe of ingredients A, B, and C.
- 1.3Juxtapose or put together to form a whole whose constituent parts are still distinct: he continues to mix an offhand sense of humor with a sharp insightMore example sentences
- The album seems like it was conceived as a whole, mixing the spoken bits and the songs.
- He is perhaps the best representation of a new breed of artists who mix the musique concrete sounds of old and the digitized sounds of today.
- Elements of all three are mixed together in a blend that rapidly curdles.
- 2 [no object] (Of a person) associate with others socially: the people he mixed with were nothing to do with show businessMore example sentences
- By his own admission, he has mixed with ‘dangerous people, hustlers, all sorts’.
- Millionaires mixed with musicians, politicians rubbed shoulders with gangsters.
- Drinking alcohol has long been a favourite stimulant and helps people mix together socially in China.
- 3(Especially in sound recording) combine (two or more signals or soundtracks) into one: up to eight tracks can be mixed simultaneouslyMore example sentences
- A danceable cumbia or salsa track is mixed with other sounds, everything from electronica to rap.
- The transmitter mixes the signal with some strong radio signals called carrier waves.
- Audience tracks were then mixed in stereo for the TV broadcast.
- 3.1Produce (a sound signal or recording) by combining a number of separate signals or recorded soundtracks: it took two years to mix his albumMore example sentences
- An accomplishment any musician would admire, she played all the instruments, sang lead and backing vocals, then independently recorded and mixed the album.
- We have most of their album recorded and mixed, but we're looking for the hot single.
- We only had a few days' time to record, overdub and mix three songs.
- 3.2Produce (a piece of continuous music, typically dance music) by combining a number of separate recordings: Keith mixes great house music, featuring tunes with an African, Latin, and soulful flavor [no object]: music was blaring and there was a DJ in the corner mixing and scratchingMore example sentences
- He is thought to be hoping to get good enough at mixing records at parties, although he is "unlikely" to ever be able to show off his newfound skills in public.
- True djs know how to mix vinyl!
- Pictures show him mixing beats and playing both the guitar and keyboard.
- 4 (mix it or mix it up) • informal Be belligerent physically or verbally.More example sentences
- Knowing that in purely physical terms we can mix it with the best has given us a great amount of confidence and composure.
- I happen to think he is an excellent fighter, capable of mixing it with any of the world's top fighters.
- Aside from the bizarre frisson the elites enjoy from mixing it with roughnecks, there's also a common bond in seeing lowly workers as ‘mugs’.
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- 1 [usually in singular] Two or more different qualities, things, or people placed, combined, or considered together: the decor is a mix of antique and modernMore example sentences
- The tour is a fascinating mix of anecdotal and historical stories combined with well-presented factual information.
- Like all successful teams they have realised that you must have a mix of quality and commitment as one without the other is no good.
- I think I've got a fair mix of ages and qualities.
- 1.1A group of people of different types within a particular society or community: the school has a good social mixMore example sentences
- The club's ethos of social inclusion and integration is reflected in the eclectic mix of nationalities represented within the team.
- Urban renewal programs in the 1950s were actually based on the presumption that social mix could make communities more stable.
- This raises important questions for policy makers: should the ethnic mix of intake to medical schools broadly reflect the ethnic mix of the community from which students are drawn?
- 1.2The proportion of different people or other constituents that make up a mixture: arriving at the correct mix of full-time to part-time staff pants made from a cotton and polyester mixMore example sentences
- A change in the customer mix, with the proportion of Chinese patronage increasing, is also anticipated.
- And I guess progress has been made when a leading Tory feels he should announce that he will make appointments in proportion to the ethnic mix of London.
- Although the complex has only been open for a couple of months both men are happy they have managed to get the mix of activities correct.
- 2 [often with modifier] A commercially prepared mixture of ingredients for making a particular type of food or a product such as concrete: cake mixes have made cooking easierMore example sentences
- But on reading the ingredients of a cake mix, I realise now I would never want to.
- Not that the business is entirely against the use of mixes and other prepared ingredients.
- The book assumes that most birthday cake makers will use a commercial cake mix.
- 3 [often with modifier] A version of a recording in which the component tracks are mixed in a different way from the original: a dance mix version of “This Charming Man.”More example sentences
- These are two very different audio mixes (the older track fast and furious, the new one with a deliberate, pained vocal and wailing guitar).
- This release sees the addition, not only of the rare mono mix but the tracks recorded for her first solo outing, with the band backing her.
- Stuffed to the gills with demos, home-recordings, live versions and unusual mixes, you'll find all of your favourites here, but often in wildly different guises.
- 3.1A continuous piece of music, typically dance music, produced by combining a number of separate recordings: a group of young women groove in a circle to a DJ mix of Missy Elliot, the Young Gunz, and KelisMore example sentences
- Gaslamp gave us an awesome dance mix of the two and all were pleased.
- The LP is the first in a series that will take the most popular zombie rave mixes off the net and aim to get them on dance floors.
- The eleven-track album boasts Yo Dot gracing the mic over a mix of boom bap hip-hop production and more smooth sample based cuts.
- 3.2An image or sound produced by the combination of two separate images or sounds.More example sentences
- Otherwise, all three of these sound mixes are identical to one another.
- Accompanying James' unorthodox choreography is a stream of video images and an audio mix that includes a sitcom laugh track, a bingo caller and barnyard animals.
be (or get) mixed up in
- Be (or become) involved in (something regarded as dubious or dishonest): Steve was mixed up in an insurance swindleMore example sentences
involved in, embroiled in, caught up in
- And then, things get sillier and sillier until you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night thinking, ‘How, in the name of sanity, did I get mixed up in all this?
- This didn't stop my father from contacting as many people whom I was friends with as he could to ask them whether they knew anything about ‘what drugs I was mixed up in.’
- I wasn't really planning on hurting you until you got mixed up in all this.
be (or get) mixed up with
- Be (or become) associated with (someone unsuitable or unreliable).More example sentences
- Written in 1886, it suggests that there is a pan-European anarchist underground, which the protagonist gets mixed up with.
- He's one of those charming, funny Peter Pan types that everybody likes but nobody should get mixed up with romantically.
- Robert has finally moved on from that horrible teacher woman he was mixed up with.
mix and match
- Select and combine different but complementary items, such as clothing or pieces of equipment, to form a coordinated set: mix and match this season’s colors for a combination that says winter [as adjective]: a mix-and-match menuMore example sentences
- More and more people are opting for individual pieces of furniture that mix and match rather than the uniformity of fitted ranges.
- Vanity cabinets come in several different styles and combinations that you can mix and match to meet your needs.
- By making a few good basic items, you are able to mix and match to achieve a different look.
mix one's drinks
- Drink different kinds of alcohol in close succession.More example sentences
- The way they were mixing their drinks basically defines British drinking culture where people drink to get drunk, not for the pleasure of drinking.
- So I set about trawling the city's bars and clubs mixing my drinks and pouring the filth down my throat as fast as I could swallow.
- The main problem with promotions is that people tend to mix their drinks and can finish up very drunk and that is when the problems start.
mix something up
- Spoil the order or arrangement of a collection of things: disconnect all the cables, mix them up, then try to reconnect themMore example sentences
- Ok, now that we know some songs that go G, D, E minor, C, in that order, try mixing the order up!
- Do the 5 programs in the suggested order, or mix it up and decide which one you want to do each day.
- On the far wall, CDs teetered in jumbled piles, films, books and magazines were mixed up together in boxes and on shelves and clothes sat in haphazard heaps.
- (mix someone/something up) Confuse someone or something with another person or thing: I’d got her mixed up with her sisterMore example sentences
confuse, get confused, muddle (up), get muddled up, mistake
- But mixing him up with a drunken old left-wing hippie, now that is a worthwhile story.
- I think someone has mixed us up with the east coast or something.
- ‘I don't know why he always mixes us up,’ I said to my mom helplessly.
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- It's more approachable than Scotch, and more mixable.
- Poorly marketed, and very expensive, it was originally only available as a mixable kit packaged in a too large cylinder.
- People wanted a mixable drink - specifically, one that was red and sweet.
late Middle English: back-formation from mixed (taken as a past participle).