mix up
mix up mix up n. 1. To confuse the identities of (two or more objects); to mistake (one object for another); as, at the family gathering he mixed up his two nieces, to their great amusement. [PJC]

2. To mix together; -- usually implying a mistake, whether done intentionally or unintentionally; as, the mixed up this year's receipts with last year's, and it took hours to find the right ones. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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