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Origin of mix-up
Example sentences from the Web for mix-up
When the story of the mixup reached the Mexican media, so did allegations that Claudia had become the new head of Los Antrax.Is Mexico's Kim Kardashian-Lookalike Assassin for Real?|Michael Daly|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He wanted an audience at his town hall in Concord but drew no one due to a robo-call mixup.
Owing to a mixup in paperwork, no one told the incoming Obama administration about the gold.
If one of their herders rambles over in my district and there is a mixup, I could easily lose a lot of grass and some sheep.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
You may stir up all the excitement you like, but no more for Stacy Brown until he is at least dried out from the last mixup.The Pony Rider Boys on the Blue Ridge|Frank Gee Patchin
The mules took fright, got into a regular mixup, broke the harness, and went up the towpath at a two-forty gait.Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail|Ezra Meeker
But the ball stuck, and in the mixup both players fell to the ground and rolled over and over.Baseball Joe Around the World|Lester Chadwick
They were in a mixup of crossways traffic that called for every atom of their attention, if they were to avoid collision.Lad: A Dog|Albert Payson Terhune
British Dictionary definitions for mix-up
verb mix up (tr, adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with mix-up
Confuse, confound, as in His explanation just mixed me up even more, or I always mix up the twins. [c. 1800]
Involve or implicate. This usage is usually put in the passive, as in He got mixed up with the wrong crowd. [Mid-1800s]