mix

v. & n.
—v.
1 tr. combine or put together (two or more substances or things) so that the constituents of each are diffused among those of the other(s).
2 tr. prepare (a compound, cocktail, etc.) by combining the ingredients.
3 tr. combine an activity etc. with another simultaneously (mix business and pleasure).
4 intr. a join, be mixed, or combine, esp. readily (oil and water will not mix). b be compatible. c be sociable (must learn to mix).
5 intr. a (foll. by with) (of a person) be harmonious or sociable with; have regular dealings with. b (foll. by in) participate in.
6 tr. drink different kinds of (alcoholic liquor) in close succession.
—n.
1 a the act or an instance of mixing; a mixture. b the proportion of materials etc. in a mixture.
2 colloq. a group of persons of different types (social mix).
3 the ingredients prepared commercially for making a cake etc. or for a process such as making concrete.
4 the merging of film pictures or sound.
Phrases and idioms:
be mixed up in (or with) be involved in or with (esp. something undesirable). mix in be harmonious or sociable. mix it colloq. start fighting. mix up
1 mix thoroughly.
2 confuse; mistake the identity of. mix-up n. a confusion, misunderstanding, or mistake.
Derivatives:
mixable adj.
Etymology: back-form. f. MIXED (taken as past part.)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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