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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theymix up
he/she/itmixes up
present participlemixing up
past tensemixed up
past participlemixed up
  1. 1
    to think that one person or thing is another person or thing

    They look so alike that it’s easy to mix them up.

    mix up with:

    I think I’m mixing him up with someone else.

  2. 2
    to put things together without any order

    I sorted all the papers and you’ve mixed them up again.

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