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Antonyms for mix up

  • clear up
  • explain
  • explicate
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MIX UP

But now, I swear, I mix up with the loss, his triumph in telling it.

Take the message as I have given it you, and do not dare to mix up anything of your own with it.

You mix up princess-ing and real, so that I get quite muddled.

Then I simply cannot understand why you want to mix up in this rat business.

Both are means of noble education—but you must not mix up the two.

Anyhow, I don't see what great call you got to mix up in it.

You mix up justification and sanctification, as though they were but one.

"But tell us how you came to mix up with that bunch," he continued.

I don't know as I want to mix up in any of your lawless operations.

For heaven's sake, don't let's try to mix up business with pleasure.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, back-formation from Middle English myxte (early 15c.) "composed of more than one element, of mixed nature," from Anglo-French mixte, from Latin mixtus, past participle of miscere "to mix, mingle, blend; fraternize with; throw into confusion," from PIE *meik- "to mix" (cf. Sanskrit misrah "mixed," Greek misgein, mignynai "to mix, mix up, mingle; to join, bring together; join (battle); make acquainted with," Old Church Slavonic mešo, mesiti "to mix," Russian meshat, Lithuanian maišau "to mix, mingle," Welsh mysgu). Also borrowed in Old English as miscian. Related: Mixed; mixing.

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