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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A mistake that results from taking one thing to be another.

Usage examples (36)
  • "Only for that there would have been a bad mix-up."
  • "It's a terrible mix-up, isn't it?" laughed Billie.
  • Tallman declined to explain how the mix-up occurred.
  • For a quarter of an hour things were in a strange mix-up. for more
Tutoring comment
  • The failed chef's greatest "mix-up" (mistake) was to "mix up" (to confuse) salt for sugar.
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