Definition of mix-up in English:

mix-up

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noun

informal
  • 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.
    Synonyms
    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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