mix

mix
mix1 [ mıks ] verb ***
1. ) transitive to combine two or more substances so that they become a single substance:
Add the eggs and mix thoroughly.
mix something with something: Mix the flour with the eggs and butter.
mix something together: Mix the paint and water together.
a ) intransitive if two or more substances mix, they combine and become a single substance:
Oil and water don't mix.
b ) transitive to make something by combining two or more substances:
Phil was mixing a cocktail.
a machine for mixing cement
2. ) intransitive or transitive to combine things such as activities, ideas, or styles:
In this room antique and modern furniture have been successfully mixed.
a town where sophistication mixes with a vibrant atmosphere
mix something with something: The show mixes African rhythms with European dances.
a ) mix business with pleasure to combine work with social activities:
I don't normally like to mix business with pleasure.
b ) not mix if two things, ideas, etc. do not mix, they are not a good or sensible combination:
Alcohol and pills do not mix.
Drinking and driving do not mix.
3. ) intransitive to meet other people in social situations and talk to them:
The party gave me a chance to mix with the other students.
You need to get out and mix more.
mix with: Maria's parents didn't approve of the people she was mixing with.
4. ) transitive to play records and CDs continuously, so that one piece of music begins before another finishes
a ) to REMIX
mix and match
to choose different things such as clothes, styles, ideas, etc. and put them together:
a range of clothes that you can mix and match
mix it up with someone INFORMAL
1. ) to argue or fight with someone
2. ) to compete with someone:
It's pretty tough mixing it up with the world's best players.
,mix `up phrasal verb transitive
1. ) to think that one person or thing is another person or thing:
mix up with: I think I'm mixing him up with someone else.
They look so alike that it's easy to mix them up.
2. ) to put things together without any order:
I sorted all the papers and you've mixed them up again.
mix
mix 2 [ mıks ] noun **
1. ) singular a particular combination of objects, qualities or substances:
Alcohol and drugs is a deadly mix.
a silk-and-angora-mix sweater
mix of: He has just the right mix of youth and experience.
The town has an odd mix of old and new buildings.
a ) a combination of different types of people who form a group:
mix of: There was a good mix of people at the party.
ethnic/racial/social mix: The U.S. has a far greater ethnic mix than Britain.
2. ) count or uncount a powder that you buy and mix with liquid to make a particular type of food:
a cake mix
3. ) count a REMIX
4. ) count usually singular an act of mixing something:
Add the water and give it a good mix.

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