mix up in

phrasal verb

mixed up in; mixing up in; mixes up in
: to cause (someone) to be involved in (a usually dangerous or improper activity or situation)
He got mixed up in a plan to destroy the government.

Examples of mix up in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It is made from the same raw materials as tequila and mixed up in the same part of Mexico. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 25 Oct. 2023 Colby was mixed up in drugs and getting in trouble. Jenisha Watts, The Atlantic, 13 Sep. 2023 Good f---ing people get mixed up in the struggle and lose a piece of their soul as the price of admission. Dallas News, 13 Sep. 2023 The movie follows a money-laundering scheme that causes the art world and crime world to overlap, with Joe Manganiello and Debi Mazar mixed up in the chaos as well. Dan Heching, CNN, 4 Sep. 2023 There must have been a mix up in the city offices, because trucks eventually came and hauled away her mulch. Karl Schneider, The Indianapolis Star, 10 Aug. 2023 City Primeval finds Raylan far away from his familiar turf in either Miami or Harlan, traveling up to Detroit to drop off a fugitive, and then getting mixed up in a citywide hunt for spree killer Clement Mansell (Boyd Holbrook). Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 18 July 2023 She got mixed up in a questionable real estate deal with another. Megan Stein, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2023 His mom had Hart’s brother legally emancipated after he got mixed up in some criminal behavior as a teenager. Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times, 30 July 2023 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'mix up in.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Dictionary Entries Near mix up in

Cite this Entry

“Mix up in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mix%20up%20in. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!