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mix up (1)

Meaning: If you mix up two or more things, you forget which one is which.

Synonym: confuse

For example:

  • mix sb/sth up The twin boys look so much alike that it's really easy to mix them up.

  • mix up sb/sth I mixed up the dates and went to the restaurant on Friday instead of Saturday - and nobody else was there!

Nouns often used as objects with
mix up (1): names, dates, days, numbers

Quick Quiz:

I mixed up the invoice numbers, and sent the shipment to
  1. the right customer
  2. the wrong customer
  3. all of our customers

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