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mixmix1 /mΙͺks/ ●●● S2 W3 verb πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [intransitive, transitive]MIX if you mix two or more substances or if they mix, they combine to become a single substance, and they cannot be easily separated πŸ”Š Oil and water don’t mix.mix (something) with something πŸ”Š Shake the bottle well so that the oil mixes with the vinegar. πŸ”Š The powder is mixed with cold water to form a paste. πŸ”Š Mix the soured cream with ketchup.mix something together πŸ”Š First mix the butter and sugar together, then add the milk.mix something in πŸ”Š Mix in 75 g of butter.mix something into something πŸ”Š Mix the herbs into the sauce.2 [transitive]MIX to combine two or more different activities, ideas, groups of things etc πŸ”Š Their musical style mixes elements of Eastern culture and Western pop.mix something with something πŸ”Š His books mix historical fact with fantasy. πŸ”Š I don’t like to mix business with pleasure (=combine business and social activities at the same time).3 [intransitive]SOCIALIZE to meet, talk, and spend time with other people, especially people you do not know very well syn socializemix with πŸ”Š Charlie doesn’t mix well with the other children.4 β†’ not mix5 [transitive] (also mix up)DFCDFD to prepare something, especially food or drink, by mixing things together πŸ”Š Will you mix us some martinis, Bill?6 β†’ mix and match7 [transitive] technicalAMTCR to control the balance of sounds in a record or film8 β†’ mix it (up) β†’ mix somebody/something ↔ up
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mixβ€’ Oil and water do not mix.β€’ After a short time the oxygen and the nitrogen molecules will start to mix.β€’ At the bar, she mixed a double scotch and water.β€’ You can leave the meal cooking while you mix a drink for your guests.β€’ If they sell cocktails would you ask the bartender to mix a Harvey Wallbanger?β€’ Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.β€’ Equal volumes of bacterial and cell suspensions were mixed and shaken gently at room temperature for 30 minutes.β€’ You can make green by mixing blue and yellow paint.β€’ Concrete is made by mixing gravel with sand, cement, and water.β€’ Keillor enjoys mixing high and low culture.β€’ A curious sparrow follows them, mixing its ries with theirs.β€’ In a large bowl mix the butter and flour.β€’ If these two chemicals are mixed together, they will explode.β€’ The racketeers are mixed up with phases of the city government just like a regular Class A City.β€’ Ferns mix well with other shade-loving plants.β€’ Iii this procedure, plasma is mixed with a strongly acidic cation exchange resin of the sodium form.β€’ A heater introduces warm air to mix with incoming cold air.β€’ Bulk salt is rigorously tested before being mixed with pharmaceutical grade chemicals.β€’ Decorate with plain icing sugar mixed with water, or sprinkle ground ginger on top.mix business with pleasureβ€’ I always tell patients that I never mix business with pleasure.β€’ No wonder our passengers are often reluctant to mix business with pleasure.β€’ Still, learn from experience: and the moral of this story is: don't mix business with pleasure.β€’ I didn't want to mix business with pleasure ... I won't go out seriously with anyone from the company.β€’ If you can mix business with pleasure, so much better.mix withβ€’ It will help your career if you mix socially with successful people.
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mixmix2 ●●○ noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [singular]VARIOUS/OF DIFFERENT KINDS the particular combination of things or people in a group or thingmix of πŸ”Š a good mix of people πŸ”Š We felt that between us we had the right mix of skills. πŸ”Š a complicated mix of colours and textures πŸ”Š the region’s rich ethnic mix (=people of different races)2 [countable, uncountable]DFC a combination of substances that you mix together to make something such as a cake syn mixturecake/soup etc mix πŸ”Š Add water to the cake mix and bake at 375Β°F.3 [countable] a particular arrangement of sounds, voices, or different pieces of music used on a pop record πŸ”Š the dance mix
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mixβ€’ It is a mix of staff, says Shandell, which also helps get things done when dealing with ministerial bureaucracy.β€’ What cake mix did you use - it's really good.β€’ J., get snagged in the complicated mix of state gun laws.β€’ She went to New York, where she began to meet a different mix of people -- artists, designers, and art collectors.β€’ The United States also has a far greater ethnic mix than Britain.β€’ There's a real ethnic mix in the city nowadays.β€’ The market square is a fascinating mix of ancient and modern.β€’ lemonade mixβ€’ The marketing mix is a central feature of an organization's tactical plan for a particular market.β€’ The active virus has been suppressed, perhaps eliminated, in 21 of 24 chronic patients given the mix.mix ofβ€’ Des Jardins' mix of cultures is reflected in the food she cooks.cake/soup etc mixβ€’ In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix and pudding.β€’ Place the chicken in an ovenproof casserole and sprinkle the dry soup mix over.β€’ It wasn't as splashy as water - it was sort of like cake mix.β€’ Stir nuts and water into remaining cake mix mixture, then sprinkle over filling.β€’ Christmas tree cake rack Miniature trees on a rack for sponge cake mixes and jellies.β€’ But his meal was a disaster soggy rice and fish in a watery soup mix.
From Longman Business Dictionarymixmix /mΙͺks/ noun [countable usually singular] a group of different things combined together for a particular purposeIf the investment manager picks the right mix of bonds, his total return should rise quickly. β†’ asset mix β†’ business mix β†’ investment mix β†’ marketing mix β†’ merchandise mix β†’ portfolio mix β†’ product mix β†’ sales mix
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Verb table
mix
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymix
he, she, itmixes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theymixed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave mixed
he, she, ithas mixed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad mixed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill mix
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have mixed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam mixing
he, she, itis mixing
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you, we, theyare mixing
Past
I, he, she, itwas mixing
you, we, theywere mixing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been mixing
he, she, ithas been mixing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been mixing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be mixing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been mixing
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