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English verb: mix up

1. mix up (creation) assemble without order or sense

SamplesShe jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence.

Synonymsconfuse, jumble

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together

Narrower (hyponym)addle, muddle, puddle

Verb groupconfound, confuse

2. mix up (cognition) cause to be perplexed or confounded

SamplesThis problem stumped her.

ExamplesThe performance is likely to mix up Sue


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex

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