How to use
(13-17 centuries), from
mixtus, past participle of miscere
intransitive and transitive
if you mix two or more substances or if they mix, they combine to become a single substance, and they cannot be easily separated
Oil and water don't mix.
mix (something) with something
Shake the bottle well so that the oil mixes with the vinegar.
The powder is mixed with cold water to form a paste.
Mix the soured cream with ketchup.
mix something together
First mix the butter and sugar together, then add the milk.
mix something in
Mix in 75g of butter.
mix something into something
Mix the herbs into the sauce.
to combine two or more different activities, ideas, groups of things etc
Their musical style mixes elements of Eastern culture and Western pop.
mix something with something
His books mix historical fact with fantasy.
I don't like to
mix business with pleasure
combine business and social activities at the same time
to meet, talk, and spend time with other people, especially people you do not know very well
Charlie doesn't mix well with the other children.
if two different ideas, activities etc do not mix, there are problems when they are combined
Smoking and babies don't mix.
to prepare something, especially food or drink, by mixing things together
Will you mix us some martinis, Bill?
mix and match
to choose to put different things together from a range of possibilities
They can mix and match their uniform, wearing either a sweatshirt or blouse with trousers or a skirt.
to control the balance of sounds in a record or film
mix it (up)
to get involved in a fight with someone
You don't want to mix it with him. He's been drinking since noon.
mix somebody/something ↔
to make the mistake of thinking that someone or something is another person or thing
mix somebody/something ↔ up with
I always mix him up with his brother. They look so much alike.
I think you might be mixing up Wetherall and Newton.
I must have
to change the way things have been arranged, often by mistake, so that they are no longer in the same order
Books on Scottish history were mixed up with books on volcanoes.
to make someone feel confused
They kept trying to mix me up.
to prepare something by mixing things together
It was hard work mixing up four tonnes of cement.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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