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jumble up

To disorganize, mix together, or confuse someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "jumble" and "up." I think you must have jumbled up the message because he and I agreed to meet on Thursday, not Friday. Be sure to jumble the entries up before you pull one out of the box.
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jumble together

1. To combine people or things at random. A noun or pronoun can be used between "jumble" and "together." You can't just jumble everyone in the family together at Thanksgiving dinner—a lot of them don't get along. I hadn't been expecting company, so I jumbled together some snacks for the kids and hoped for the best.
2. To construct something shoddily. Yikes, this old car sounds like it was just jumbled together by the mechanic.
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jumble someone or something together

to mix people or things together randomly into a hodgepodge. They just jumbled everything together and made a real mess. The army just jumbled everybody together, no matter what their skills and talents were.
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jumble something together

to assemble something clumsily and hastily. They just jumbled some holiday decorations together. It really wasn't very well done. I hope this airplane wasn't jumbled together as badly as this meal.
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jumble something up

to make a hodgepodge out of things. Who jumbled my papers up? Who jumbled up all my papers?
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jumble up

To mix some things up in a random, confused, or disorderly manner: The toddler jumbled up the puzzle pieces. The cat jumbled the yarn up.
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In a nutshell: A Martin-and-Lewis team from the '50s gets down and dirty in this jumbled and unsavory take on the dark side of fame.
David Dreier, R-Glendora, who has advocated development of a tamper-free Social Security card that employers can use to verify a worker's eligibility, said in a statement, ``It's obvious that the current system is too jumbled, too old-fashioned and too understaffed to function effectively.
In the past couple of years, deeper digs in the oldest part of Pompeii--as well as core drilling nearby--have exposed layers of jumbled sediment that suggest that the city was hit by other natural disasters prior to the A.
It seemed schematic and formulaic: Reduce carroonish shapes into flat, saturated elements; pulverize and layer into an impressively jumbled composition.
HAVING watched Gwyneth Paltrow play a number of perfectly lit sad sacks over the past few years, taking in the opening moments of John Madden's jumbled mess of a movie, ``Proof,'' felt like slipping into a warm bathtub where someone had slit their wrists only moments earlier.
He and his colleagues contend that the thick layers of jumbled sediments now exposed by erosion in a canyon in northern Baja California record a series of gigantic landslides that stemmed from the impact.
Putting aside the busy patterns, rhythms, and jumbled text that permeate these paintings, one could get lost in their texture and material alone, where encaustic, enamel, and oil mingle in complex inlays, overlays, carvings, pourings, spreadings, and cakings.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is essentially staging the first constitutional convention in 126 years through a special election to revamp the jumbled California Constitution, analysts said Tuesday.
This pattern suggests that a sex-linked genetic disturbance yields jumbled sensory experiences, the researchers say.
In these oil-based collages on canvas, Chiezo created a painterly vision of jumbled computer- and television-generated imagery and the mindlessly optimistic consumer culture that produces it.
SHERMAN OAKS - The cry for help came Thursday from a pile of cars and concrete that could well have been jumbled by a second Northridge Earthquake.
The next layer up is a jumbled mix of broken limestone and fossils that range in size from microscopic plankton to handsize shells.
It was Fellini's particular genius, of course, that he could take what, in most hands, would be a jumbled mess and turn it into something that illuminated the human condition - or, at least, the human condition of Federico Fellini.
The mass of bones, jumbled together in an area less than 4 square inches, turned up in a layer of fossil-riddled sediments where the other specimens remain complete, intact, and isolated from one another.