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Phrasal Verbs

jumble up

This page is about the phrasal verb jumble up

Meaning

If you jumble things up, you mix them up so that they are no longer in their proper order or formation.

Synonym

mix up

For example

  • jumble sth up If you don't write down the times and dates of your appointments, you might jumble them up.

  • jumble up sth The cleaner has jumbled up all the files on my desk again, so now I can't find what I'm looking for.

Nouns often used as objects with jumble up: times, dates, names, faces, numbers, files, papers

Quick Quiz

The names and faces of my students are all jumbled up in my head, so I can't remember

a. the names

b. the faces

c. which name matches which face

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