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mix–up

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noun \ˈmiks-ˌəp\

Simple Definition of mix–up

  • : a mistake caused by confusion about something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of mix–up

  1. 1 :  a state or instance of confusion

  2. 2 :  mixture

  3. 3 :  conflict, fight

1841

First Known Use of mix–up

1841


MIX–UP Defined for Kids

mix–up

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noun \ˈmiks-ˌəp\

Definition of mix–up for Students

  1. :  an instance of confusion <There was a mix-up about the date.>




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