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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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Jumble sale prices are typically kept low to encourage people to buy.
The buyer has now offered to return the piano - and hall chairman Samantha Wylde said: "If the organ had been where it should, it would have been obvious which was for the jumble sale.
Nicola Alexander, founder of Daisy Green Magazine and Daisy Green Events, said: "If you are anything like me, you will have vivid memories of being ever-so-little and spending your Saturday afternoon at a jumble sale.
The man who wrote the jumble puzzle spent the first night with his son, who was unconscious.
The new yogurt four-packs (4x100g pots)--now rebranded as Strawberry Jumble and Fruit Jumble--contain 50% extra fruit (9% compared to original 6%) and 10% less sugar.
The result: Many of the remaining big trees of the Virgin Islands are indeed remarkable, in addition to being sites of significant historical interest, they are a collection of ancestral shrines, portals to ancient homes, repositories of healing and curses, and jumble tree where spirits were said to live ill the roots, and the souls of the dead were stored--and were not to lie trifled with.
The current building is comprised of several different buildings that had been joined together over the years, thereby juxtaposing different styles and creating a bit of a jumble.
A Victorian "autograph quilt" with an inscription designed and made up by Fannie C Curtis, of The Haven, Neath, was rescued from a jumble sale on the South Coast more than 20 years ago and has now been returned to Neath from Worthing Museum.
On the Nextel Wireless Web, JUMBLE leverages the Nextel nationwide packet data network.
As they reached the Sea Knight's door, the hoist operator leaned out and physically hauled them into the aircraft, forming a momentary jumble of wetsuits, swim fins, aircrewmen's boots and cables on the floor.
Jumble the pieces, then hand the jumble to a friend to try.
One spoonful of this pleasantly crunchy jumble and you'll want another.
The need for a framework arose from the jumble of confusing independence rules and regulations--many in the form of interpretations issued in response to specific independence questions--that applied to public companies and their auditors.
Instead one felt, as in Nelken, with its images of wailing, force-fed adults, and men bursting out of too-small women's clothes, a curious jumble of the horrid and the cutesy.