mix up with

phrasal verb

mixed up with; mixing up with; mixes up with
: to mistakenly put (something) with (something else)
Did my homework get mixed up with your papers?
: to cause (someone) to become involved with (a particular group of people and especially with people who cause trouble)
She was mixed up with the wrong crowd.
teenage boys getting mixed up with gangs

Examples of mix up with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were swishy trousers and plush overcoats, neckties mixed up with cowboy hats, a bit of fringe and the occasional beat-up leather. Vanessa Friedman, New York Times, 30 Apr. 2024 But this transition has become mixed up with sensitive issues of identity, including the place of gay and trans kids and families in the Church. Emma Green, The New Yorker, 11 Mar. 2024 Kate Winslet has no issue being mixed up with fellow Oscar winner Cate Blanchett. Benjamin Vanhoose, Peoplemag, 27 Feb. 2024 Young was a property developer who’d become mixed up with unsavory Russian businessmen. Patrick Radden Keefe, The New Yorker, 5 Feb. 2024 Despite their client no longer holding public office, Trump's legal team argued the unique and sensitive nature of the job requires that the president not be mixed up with threats of legal action. Melissa Quinn, Robert Legare, CBS News, 5 Oct. 2023 They are not tempted to sit around doing nothing or get mixed up with bad influences on the street. Gen Handley, SPIN, 19 Oct. 2023 But then his school shuttered overnight last spring after a local gang, increasingly mixed up with international drug trafficking, threatened to kill the entire student body, angry that rivals might be sitting in homerooms. Whitney Eulich, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Oct. 2023 In Charlie’s case, that tenderness is brought out by a local girl, Mabel (a tough-acting Jenna Ortega), who’s mixed up with drug dealers, but wants to go to community college. Peter Debruge, Variety, 8 Sep. 2023

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“Mix up with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mix%20up%20with. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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