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verb British English pronunciation: mix /mɪks/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theymix
he/she/itmixes
present participlemixing
past tensemixed
past participlemixed
  1. 1
    [transitive] to combine two or more substances so that they become a single substance

    Add the eggs and mix thoroughly.

    mix something with something:

    Mix the flour with the eggs and butter.

    mix something together:

    Mix the paint and water together.

    1. b.
      [transitive] to make something by combining two or more substances

      a machine for mixing cement

      Phil was mixing a cocktail.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to combine things such as activities, ideas, or styles

    In this room, antique and modern furniture have been successfully mixed.

    a town where sophistication mixes with a vibrant atmosphere

    mix something with something:

    The show mixes African rhythms with European dances.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] to meet other people in social situations and talk to them

    You need to get out and mix a bit more.

    mix with:

    Maria's parents didn't approve of the people she was mixing with.

    The party gave me a chance to mix with the other students.

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