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Do You "Mix Things Up" Easily?

Posted by Lindsay McMahon on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 09:43 AM

mixed up studentToday we have a very practical, everyday phrasal verb that you must know if you want to speak with native English speakers.

What does it mean to "mix something up"? Find out in today's article!

Here is a sample sentence:

 

"This girl looks completely mixed up."


 

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Meaning #1- Mix up


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  • Meaning: This means that someone is confused or not able to understand something clearly

  • Examples: "My friend mixed up the directions and got lost." or " I got completely mixed up about the date of our meeting."

 

"We got really mixed up about the right direction to take."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meaning #2- Mix up

 

  • mix up foodMeaning: To combine many things together such as ingredients

  • Examples: "To make the meal you have to put all of the ingredients together and mix them up."

 

"We mixed all of the ingredients up in a big pot and cooked them."


 

 

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