- a condition or instance of confusion; tangle
- Informal a fight
An example of mix-up is someone going to a house on First Avenue, when they were supposed to go to First Drive.
- A state or an instance of confusion; a muddle: a bureaucratic mix-up.
- Informal A fight or melee.
(third-person singular simple present mixes up, present participle mixing up, simple past and past participle mixed up)
- (idiomatic) To mix or blend thoroughly and completely.
- She mixed up' peat moss, humus, and compost to make potting soil.
- (idiomatic) To prepare something from ingredients that are mixed.
- She mixed up a batch of her own potting soil.
- (idiomatic) To confuse or reverse.
- I always mix up Vermont and New Hampshire on a map.
- I always mix up Jack with Jake.
- (intransitive, idiomatic) Combine thoroughly.
- All the smells of the food had mixed up together.
- (intransitive, usually passive, with with, often with be or get) To become involved with, especially socially or romantically.
- He got mixed up with a bad crowd.
- Then he got mixed up with an older woman.
- Now, he's mixed up with some half-baked religion.
- The impressive Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, a legitimate multiplayer first-person shooter, also was released on the internet for no cost due to a mix-up with the publisher.
- For some people, all it took was a file mix-up on the part of a creditor or an instance of identity theft to wreck their good credit.
- It seems like a zodiac mix-up that Scorpio was given a water sign instead of a fire sign.
- And a note, 'Sorry about the bookkeeping mix-up with the escrow account.'
- "No, darling," Fred said calmly, "It's just a bit of a mix-up."