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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Contributor: Matt Errey