Definition of mix-up in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmiksʌp/


1A confusion of one thing with another, or a misunderstanding or mistake that results in confusion: there’s a mix-up over the tickets
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  • 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.
confusion, muddle, misunderstanding, mistake, error, mess, jumble
2A combination of different things, especially one whose effect is inharmonious: a ghastly mix-up of furniture styles

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