Nearby words

  1. mitumba,
  2. mitumba mountains,
  3. mitzi,
  4. mitzvah,
  5. miwok,
  6. mix and match,
  7. mix it up,
  8. mix tape,
  9. mix up,
  10. mix-and-match

Idioms

    mix it up, Slang.
    1. to engage in a quarrel.
    2. to fight with the fists.
    Also mix it.

Origin of mix

1470–80; back formation from mixt mixed

SYNONYMS FOR mix
1, 9. commingle, jumble, unite, amalgamate, fuse. Mix, blend, combine, mingle concern the bringing of two or more things into more or less intimate association. Mix is the general word for such association: to mix fruit juices. Blend implies such a harmonious joining of two or more types of colors, feelings, etc., that the new product formed displays some of the qualities of each: to blend fragrances or whiskeys. Combine implies such a close or intimate union that distinction between the parts is lost: to combine forces. Mingle usually suggests retained identity of the parts: to mingle voices. 9. coalesce. 14. concoction; formula.

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British Dictionary definitions for mix it up

mix

/ (mɪks) /

verb

noun

See also mix-up

Derived Formsmixable, adjectivemixability, noun

Word Origin for mix

C15: back formation from mixt mixed, via Old French from Latin mixtus, from miscēre to mix

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Word Origin and History for mix it up
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Idioms and Phrases with mix it up

mix it up

Get in a fight, as in The driver got out and began to mix it up with the other driver. This expression uses mix in referring to physical mingling. [c. 1900]

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