- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (combine)(ingredients)1.2 (prepare)(paste/paint)1.3 (throw into confusion) don't get your books mixed up with mine1.4 (confuse)no mezcles tus libros con los míos(names/dates)to mix something/somebody up
withsomething/somebodyI'm always mixing him up with his brotherconfundir algo/a alguien conalgo/alguiento mix it up (American English) [colloquial] 1.5 (bewilder)siempre lo confundo con su hermano(person)
- 2 (usually passive) 2.1 (involve) See examples:to be/get mixed up
insomethingto be/get mixed upestar metido or enredado/meterse enalgo withsomebodydon't get mixed up with herandar liado/liarse conalguien2.2 (confuse) See examples: to get mixed upno te líes con ellaconfundirsehacerse un lío [colloquial]
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- [colloquial]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.
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