See parent entry: mix
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 (combine) [ingredients] mezclar 1.2 (prepare) [paste/paint] preparar 1.3 (throw into confusion) desordenar, revolver* don't get your books mixed up with mine no mezcles tus libros con los míos 1.4 (confuse) [names/dates] confundir to mix sth/sb up
withsth/sb confundir algo/a algn conalgo/algn I'm always mixing him up with his brother siempre lo confundo con su hermano to mix it up (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] pelearse, sacarse* la mugre (Southern Cone/Cono Sur) [colloquial/familiar] 1.5 (bewilder) [person] confundir
- 2 (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) 2.1 (involve) to be/get mixed up
insth estar* metido or enredado/meterse enalgo to be/get mixed up withsb andar* liado/liarse* conalgn don't get mixed up with her no te líes con ella 2.2 (confuse) to get mixed up confundirse, hacerse* un lío [colloquial/familiar]
Definition of mix up in:
- [colloquial/familiar] lío (masculine) [colloquial/familiar], confusión (feminine)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.