mix it up
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mix it (up)
1. To fight or argue with someone. That guy's always coming in here and trying to mix it up with the other patrons. When it comes to politics, Jerry sure likes to mix it with those who don't share his views.
2. To stir or fully combine the thing being discussed. I added all the ingredients to the bowl. Can you mix it up?
3. To confuse something for something else. I thought you ordered diet. Or did I mix it up?
4. To jumble something that it is no longer in proper order. I gave you that file in a specific order. I hope you didn't mix it up. I'll give you the deck of cards, and you mix it up.
See also: mix
1. verb To confuse one thing for another. I'm sorry I'm late, I must have mixed up the time for our meeting.
2. verb To combine various substances by stirring. Have you mixed up the eggs and the butter yet?
3. verb To become involved in something. Don't get mixed up with a dangerous crowd like that.
4. verb To cause something to become jumbled or disorganized. My intern must have mixed up these papers—they're all out of order.
5. verb To increase the sound of one component in an audio file, such as a song. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "mix" and "up." I can barely hear the drums—can you mix them up?
6. adjective Confused. In this usage, the phrase is hyphenated before a noun. I'm still mixed up on this concept—can you explain it again?
7. adjective Drunk. In this usage, the phrase is hyphenated before a noun. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really mixed up!
mix it up (with someone)
to fight with someone; to quarrel with someone. Wilbur and Walt mixed it up for a while, and then things calmed down. Richard came out of the shop and began to mix it up with Walt.
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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