- 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 cement2. ) 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 atmospheremix 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 finishesa ) to REMIXmix and matchto choose different things such as clothes, styles, ideas, etc. and put them together:a range of clothes that you can mix and matchmix it up with someone INFORMAL1. ) to argue or fight with someone2. ) to compete with someone:It's pretty tough mixing it up with the world's best players.,mix `up phrasal verb transitive1. ) 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.mixmix 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 sweatermix 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 mix3. ) count a REMIX4. ) count usually singular an act of mixing something:Add the water and give it a good mix.
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.