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Topic: PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY


mixed up

adjective
     
mixed up
1

be/get mixed up in something

to be involved in an illegal or dishonest activity:
He's the last person I'd expect to be mixed up in something like this.
I'd have to be crazy to get mixed up in that kind of thing.
2

be/get mixed up with somebody

to be involved with someone who has a bad influence on you:
When he left college he got mixed up with the wrong people.
3 [not before noun] confused, for example because you have too many different details to remember or think about:
I get all mixed up over the money whenever I travel abroad.
4 also mixed-up informalMP confused and suffering from emotional problems [= screwed up]:
She's just a crazy mixed-up kid.

➔ mix up

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