mix it

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.
5. To compete or interact with other people, especially those that are older, stronger, or more talented than one is. He's only 17, but he's so talented on the football field that he's been mixing it up with the college team this year. I have felt like a fraud trying to mix it with real professionals ever since I joined this law firm last fall.
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ˈmix it (with somebody)

(British English) (American English ˌmix it ˈup (with somebody)) (informal) argue with somebody or cause trouble: Don’t take any notice of what he says. You know what he’s like — always trying to mix it.
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References in classic literature ?
"Better mix it up, I reckon--have suthin' half statoo, half fountain," interposed the elder Mattingly, better known as "Maryland Joe," "and set it up afore the Town Hall and Free Library I'm kalklatin' to give.
{zeta omega rho omicron tau epsilon rho omicron nu / delta epsilon / kappa epsilon rho alpha iota epsilon}, 'mix the drink livelier,' does not mean `mix it stronger' as for hard drinkers, but 'mix it quicker.'
"I've a good mind to mix it with you anyway," Long gritted through his teeth.
As new characters are added to the mix it's almost a disappointment - a testament to writer Back's ability to create compelling human (and family) relationships in the strangest of territory.
With all that in the mix it's a wonder how she's kept her cool during their 16-day trip so far.
5 mix It's open on Friday, the weekend, and public holidays from noon to 10pm, and sells clothes, accessories and soft furnishings.
Sky Sports mix It's difficult to look past Cristiano Ronaldo in the goalscorer market given he'll be determined to turn match-winner on title night.
"With Tony Watt now in the mix it's been a good experience working day by day to get the job done," Jones added.
A 90s pic 'n' Mix It's all about resurrecting 90s movies in music vids after Iggy Azalea and Charlie XCX ripped off Clueless for their song Fancy.
Highlighting the mix of media platforms in the Mena region, White said: "When it comes to the digital media mix it's mainly Display, Search, Social, YouTube and other emerging media like Mobile.
"We've got to look at how we involve the population of 21st century England and the mix it's got.
And while there are those who would love to see Lou Gramm added to the Foreigner mix it's hard to argue against Hansen's qualities as the quintessential rock frontman.
The 30-year-old said: "St Mirren have picked up but if we're looking to get back in the mix it's one we have to win.