Definition of Mix-up
1. Noun. A mistake that results from taking one thing to be another. "He changed his name in order to avoid confusion with the notorious outlaw"
Definition of Mix-up
1. Noun. A confusion, mistake, muddle or misunderstanding ¹
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mix-up
mix-up (current term)
mix and match
mix apples and oranges
mix it up
Literary usage of Mix-up
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent, Charles M. Barnes (1884)
"And if the inventor of an improvement obtain a patent for the whole • 371 * machine, or mix up the new and the old discoveries together, or incorporate in ..."
2. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers (1835)
"... a.belief which they did not entertain, but that they should, daringly and blasphemously, mix up this falsehood in the solemn services of devotion. ..."
3. Finding Themselves, the Letters of an American Army Chief Nurse in a British by Julia Catherine Stimson (1918)
"It was a grand mix-up. Miss Taylor is to be Chief Nurse here. Loads and loads of love, Jule. It was getting dark as I went down between the A and B lines of ..."
4. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"... to mix up, stir violently, allied to Skt. root bhur, to be active. Purport, to imply. .... mix up ..."
5. Charge of the Lord Chief Justice of England to the Grand Jury at the Central by Sir Alexander James Edmund Cockburn, Frederick Cockburn, Great Britain Central Criminal Court, Herbert Charles Alexander Brand, Alexander Abercromby Nelson (1867)
"It is important that we should keep the various parts of the case distinct and separate, and not mix up matters that have no immediate connection with one ..."
6. Sketches by Samuel Prout in France, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Switzerland by Samuel Prout, Ernest G. Halton (1915)
"... be done by freely working one tint in with another ; that is, to let them unite before they dry on your paper. Always mix up a good quantity of colour ..."