Origin of mix-up
verb (used with object), mixed or mixt, mix·ing.
- to combine, blend, edit, etc. (the various components of a soundtrack): to mix dialogue and sound effects.
- to complete the mixing process on (a film, soundtrack, etc.): an important movie that took months to mix.
verb (used without object), mixed or mixt, mix·ing.
- to confuse completely, especially to mistake one person or thing for another: The teacher was always mixing up the twins.
- to involve or entangle.
Origin of mix
Synonyms for mix
Related Words for mixupplight, dilemma, imbroglio, muddle, misinterpretation, confusion, misjudgment, error, misconception, mix-up, mistake, tangle, chaos, quagmire, turmoil, disturbance, brawl, strife, uproar, protest
Examples from the Web for mixup
Contemporary Examples of mixup
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?
June 10, 2014
Owing to a mixup in paperwork, no one told the incoming Obama administration about the gold.Click Here For Good News!
March 8, 2009
Historical Examples of mixup
I did that boy a wrong, 'Mona, an' guessed it all the time, just because he had a mixup with Ford.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
I reckon we better not say anything about my mixup with his folks.Crooked Trails and Straight
William MacLeod Raine
You know the trouble that came from that mixup with Sandy Jackson.Bobby Blake on a Plantation
Frank A. Warner
Champ, the bull terrier who caused the mixup, was uninjured.Pieces of Hate
This seemed to confirm my notion that there was a mixup of identity.Football Days
William H. Edwards
- (in sound recording) to balance and adjust (the recorded tracks) on a multitrack tape machine
- (in live performance) to balance and adjust (the output levels from microphones and pick-ups)
- to cause mischief or trouble, often for a person namedshe tried to mix it for John
- to fight
Word Origin for mix
verb mix up (tr, adverb)
1530s, back-formation from Middle English myxte (early 15c.) "composed of more than one element, of mixed nature," from Anglo-French mixte, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscere "to mix, mingle, blend; fraternize with; throw into confusion," from PIE *meik- "to mix" (cf. Sanskrit misrah "mixed," Greek misgein, mignynai "to mix, mix up, mingle; to join, bring together; join (battle); make acquainted with," Old Church Slavonic mešo, mesiti "to mix," Russian meshat, Lithuanian maišau "to mix, mingle," Welsh mysgu). Also borrowed in Old English as miscian. Related: Mixed; mixing.
1580s, "act of mixing," from mix (v.).