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Phrasal Verbs

mixed up in

This page is about the phrasal verb mixed up in


to be involved in something illegal or immoral, such as organised crime or corruption


involved in

For example

  • mixed up in Jake was mixed up in the drugs trade when he got arrested for selling marijuana.

  • mixed up in Several high-ranking generals were mixed up in organised crime and oil smuggling.

always used in the form "to be mixed up in something", and never in the form "to mix up in something"

Quick Quiz

My cousin Gerrard is mixed up in

a. an illegal gambling ring

b. a church choir

c. organised chess matches
a) an illegal gambling ring b) a church choir c) organised chess matches

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