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mix (one) up in (something)

To involve or embroil one in some situation or circumstance, especially that which is problematic, unpleasant, dangerous, etc. Often used in passive constructions. I can't believe I let you mix me up in another one of your cockeyed schemes—do you know how much this is going to cost me? I don't want Sarah getting mixed up in any of your boss's illegal dealings, you hear me?
See also: mix, up

mix (one) up with (someone)

1. To confuse or mistake one person for another. I always mix Kelly up with her younger sister—they look so much alike! Sorry, I think I'm mixing him up with someone from the accounting team.
2. To involve or embroil one with some other person, especially someone who is problematic, unpleasant, dangerous, etc. Often used in passive constructions. I heard Tom's gotten mixed up with some pretty shady people since he moved to New York City. I don't want you mixing Sarah up with any troublemakers, you hear me?
See also: mix, up

mix (something) down

To produce a final audio product from a mixture of several different audio sources or components. We've got the best sound engineer in the country mixing our tracks down, so the album is going to sound fantastic. We need to re-record the vocals track before we can mix the song down.
See also: down, mix

mix (something) up with (something else)

To confuse or mistake one thing for another. Here, take this jar instead—I mixed it up with the other one for a second there. Sorry, I think I mixed this file up with the one from last year's accounts.
See also: mix, up

mix and match

To put certain things together in different combinations. You can mix and match any of the items on this table, so take whatever you want. The pieces in my spring collection were designed to be mixed and matched.
See also: and, match, mix

mix and mingle

1. To engage or socialize (with other people). Come on, let's mix and mingle for a little while longer, then we can go home. There are still a few people I haven't chatted to yet.
2. To combine or comingle (with other things). We've only got one shelf for CDs, so I'm sorry, but you're gonna have to let the Spice Girls mix and mingle with The Clash.
See also: and, mingle, mix

mix apples and oranges

To combine or compare two different things. You can't compare your job as a nurse to mine as an engineer—that's mixing apples and oranges!
See also: and, apple, mix, orange

mix in (with)

1. To combine with something else. Make sure to continue stirring the egg whites vigorously and steadily so that the sugar mixes in evenly. I love barbecuing in the summer, as the smell of sizzling hamburgers and sausages mixes in with the aromas of the lush, sun-soaked grass and trees.
2. To combine or mingle something with something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "mix" and "in." This turbine mixes a powerful cleaning agent in with the contaminated water to kill any bacteria present. Mix the salt in very slowly and steadily, or else it won't dissolve into the solution properly.
3. To converse or chat (with someone or a group of people) in an easy, friendly manner; to mingle or fit in well (with someone or a group of people). I've got to talk to Mike for a while about a work issue, so why don't you go and mix in with some of the other people at the party, and I'll join you in a minute. I was worried that Tommy wouldn't like starting play school, but it's great to see him mixing in right away.
4. To join or mingle two or more people in a social situation. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "mix" and "in." I always find it awkward trying to mix my regular friends in with co-workers on a night out. I want to mix my son in with some more kids his age.
See also: mix

mix into

1. To combine into something else. Make sure to keep stirring the egg whites vigorously and steadily so that the sugar mixes into it evenly. I love barbecuing in the summer, as the smell of sizzling hamburgers and sausages mixes into the ambient aromas of the lush, sun-soaked grass and trees.
2. To stir, combine, or mingle something into something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "mix" and "into." This turbine mixes a powerful cleaning agent into the contaminated water to kill any bacteria present. Mix the salt into the solution very slowly and steadily, or else it won't dissolve into the solution properly.
3. To mingle, fit in, or socialize well with some group of people. I've always had a hard time mixing into groups of people I don't know. I was worried that Tommy wouldn't mix into his new school very well, but he's been doing very well there.
4. To join or mingle two or more people in a social situation. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "mix" and "into." It was a little awkward at first mixing my new girlfriend into my group of friends, but they all get along very well now. I try to mix the interns into different departments across the company throughout their time with us so that they learn as much as possible in their time here.
See also: mix

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.
See also: mix

mix up

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 sugar yet?
3. verb To cause something to become jumbled or disorganized. My intern must have mixed up these papers—they're all out of order.
4. 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?
5. noun A situation in which a mistake has been made, especially when one thing is confused for or erroneously swapped with another. As a noun, the phrase is usually hyphenated. OK, here are your car keys. Sorry about the mix-up.
See also: mix, up

mix with (someone or something)

1. To combine with something else. Make sure to continue stirring the egg whites vigorously and steadily so that the sugar mixes with it in evenly. I love barbecuing in the summer, as the smell of sizzling hamburgers and sausages mixes with the aromas of the lush, sun-soaked grass and trees.
2. To combine or mingle something with something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "mix" and "with." This turbine mixes a powerful cleaning agent with the contaminated water to kill any bacteria present. Mix the salt with the solution very slowly and steadily, or else it won't dissolve into the solution properly.
3. To converse or chat (with someone or a group of people) in an easy, friendly manner; to mingle or fit in well (with someone or a group of people). I've got to talk to Mike for a while about a work issue, so why don't you go and mix with some of the other people at the party, and I'll join you in a minute. I was worried that Tommy wouldn't like starting play school, but it's great to see him mixing with the other kids right away.
4. To join or mingle two or more people in a social situation. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "mix" and "with." I always find it awkward trying to mix my regular friends with co-workers on a night out. I want to mix my son with some more kids his age.
See also: mix

mixed up

1. Confused. I'm sorry I'm late, I must have gotten mixed up about the time for our meeting.
2. Of various substances, completely combined, typically by having been stirred together. Don't add the cream until the eggs and sugar are completely mixed up.
3. Jumbled or disorganized. My intern must have filed these incorrectly—they're all mixed up. The keys are all mixed up in that drawer. You'll have to sort them.
4. Of multiple things, having been confused for or erroneously swapped with each other. How did our car keys get mixed up? Did we put them on the same tray?
5. Involved or implicated in something negative or troublesome. Don't get mixed up with a dangerous crowd like that. I got mixed up in drugs during college, and it took me a long time to get clean.
6. slang Drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really mixed up!
See also: mixed, up
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

mix and match

 
1. to assemble a limited number of items, usually clothing, in a number of different ways. Alice learned to mix and match her skirts, blouses, and sweaters so that she always could be attractively dressed on a limited budget. Gary always bought black, blue, and gray trousers and shirts so he could mix and match without too many bad combinations.
2. to select a number of items from an assortment, often in order to get a quantity discount. (As opposed to getting a quantity discount for buying a lot of only one item.) The candles were 25 percent off, and you could mix and match colors, sizes, and length. I found a good sale on shirts. They were four for fifty dollars, and the store would let you mix and match.
See also: and, match, mix

mix someone or something into something

 and mix someone or something in
to combine someone or something into something. We will try to mix the new people into the group. We will mix in the new people a few at a time.
See also: mix

mix someone up

to confuse someone. Please don't ask questions now; you'll mix me up! You mixed up the speaker with your question.
See also: mix, up

mix something up

to bring something into disorder; to throw something into a state of confusion. Don't mix up the papers on my desk. He mixes up things in his eagerness to speak.
See also: mix, up

mix something up

 (with something)
1. to mix or stir something using a mixing or stirring device. He mixed the batter up with a spoon. First, mix up the batter.
2. to combine substances and mix them together. Please mix the egg up with the sugar first. Please mix up the egg with the sugar.
See also: mix, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

mix and match

Combine different items in a number of ways. For example, The store displayed skirts, blouses, and slacks in colors that one could mix and match. [Mid-1900s]
See also: and, match, mix

mix up

1. Confuse, confound, as in His explanation just mixed me up even more, or I always mix up the twins. [c. 1800]
2. Involve or implicate. This usage is usually put in the passive, as in He got mixed up with the wrong crowd. [Mid-1800s]
See also: mix, up
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

mix and match

select and combine different but complementary items, such as clothing or pieces of equipment, to form a coordinated set.
See also: and, match, mix
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

ˌmix and ˈmatch

combine things in different ways for different purposes: You can mix and match courses to suit your requirements.
See also: and, match, mix
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

mix up

v.
1. To cause the elements of something to be intermingled: Mix up the eggs and sugar before you pour them into the flour. Mix the batter up thoroughly before pouring it into the pan.
2. To prepare something by mixing: I mixed some eggs up for breakfast. I mixed up a cake for her birthday.
3. To confuse someone; confound someone: His explanation just mixed me up more. The confusing directions mixed up all the party guests.
4. To mistake something or someone for something or someone else: I always mix up the twins. I mixed the twins up because they were wearing the same thing.
5. To involve or implicate someone in the activities of someone or something, especially something negative: Don't mix yourself up with that crowd. She mixed him up in the whole mess. He got mixed up with the wrong people.
6. To increase the volume of some component of an electrical or audio signal relative to other components: Your singing sounds too quiet—we should mix it up. Mix up the microphones when the announcer begins speaking.
See also: mix, up
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

mixed (up)

1. mod. confused; mentally troubled. (This is hyphenated before a nominal.) I was a little mixed up after the accident.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. I’m just a little mixed-up, nothing serious. No reason you should be swaying around like that.
See also: mixed, up
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Unreleased stops have also been described for other Mixean varieties (Crawford 1984; Dieterman 2008) in similar environments as observed in Chuxnaban Mixe. Dieterman (2008) indicates that stops are unreleased before pauses in Isthmus Mixe.
En la siguiente narracion, desarrollada por una estudiante universitaria, oaxaquena y de etnia mixe, podemos apreciar como no siempre los productos mediaticos consumidos colectivamente provienen de los centros de poder economico y cultural.
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The following article is derived from a recent investigation into the on-going use of a Mesoamerican calendar of 260 days among the Ayook (Mixe) people of Oaxaca, Mexico (1).