mix-up

mix-up

[miks-uhp]
noun
1.
a confused state of things; muddle; tangle.
2.
a fight.

Origin:
1835–45; noun use of verb phrase mix up

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mix-up
 
n
1.  a confused condition or situation
2.  informal a fight
 
vb (foll by in or with; usually passive)
3.  to make into a mixture: to mix up ingredients
4.  to confuse or confound: Tom mixes John up with Bill
5.  (often passive) to put (someone) into a state of confusion: I'm all mixed up
6.  to involve (in an activity or group, esp one that is illegal): why did you get mixed up in that drugs racket?
7.  informal (US), (Canadian) mix it up to fight

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