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mix-up

Syllabification: mix-up
(also mixup)

Definition of mix-up in English:

noun

informal
1A confusion of one thing with another, or a misunderstanding or mistake that results in confusion: there’s been a mix-up over the tickets
More example sentences
  • You'd think there would have been more farcical complications in our lives, but we haven't had any of those mistaken-identity sweetheart mix-ups.
  • One of the most annoying common linguistic mix-ups is the confusion between atheist and agnostic.
  • A spare rifle in camp is a good idea, but as the example above shows it can result in cartridge mix-ups.
Synonyms
confusion, muddle, misunderstanding, mistake, error
informal screw-up
1.1A combination of different things, especially one whose effect is inharmonious: a ghastly mix-up of furniture styles

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