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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

v.
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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The movie's jumbled narrative structure doesn't help, nor does a thoroughly miscast Alison Lohman, playing the movie's pushy Nancy Drew surrogate.
Clay's molecular structure consists of tiny plates that either stack neatly on top of each other to create a bond or form a more jumbled, weaker arrangement.
The researchers then played complete but jumbled song versions to nine nestlings that had been brought into the lab while still too young to react to singing.
His insights on Du Bois and Garvey are interesting, but the narrative collapses in his final two chapters, where a battery of jumbled prescriptions and ruminations covers well-trodden subjects, like the importance of literacy and the evils of racism.