mix

mix
[[t]mɪks[/t]]
v. t.
1) to combine into one mass or assemblage
2) to put together indiscriminately or confusedly (often fol. by up)
3) to combine or unite:
to mix business and pleasure[/ex]
4) to add as an element or ingredient
5) to form or make by combining ingredients:
to mix mortar[/ex]
6) gen to crossbreed
7) mot sbz
a) to combine, blend, or edit (the components of a film soundtrack)
b) to complete the mixing process on (a film or soundtrack)
8) hfi mad to combine (two or more recordings or microphone signals) to make a single recording or composite signal
9) to become mixed or capable of mixing:
a paint that mixes with water[/ex]
10) to associate or mingle, as in company:
to mix with other guests[/ex]
11) gen to crossbreed
12) phv mix up
a) to confuse completely, esp. to mistake one person or thing for another
b) to involve or entangle
13) an act or instance of mixing
14) the result of mixing; mixture
15) coo a commercial preparation to which usu. only a liquid must be added before cooking or baking:
a cake mix[/ex]
16) cvb vin
mixer 4)
17) inf Informal. a mess or muddle; mix-up
18) pms mad hfi an electronic blending of tracks or sounds made to produce a recording
Etymology: 1470–80; back formation from mixt mixed mix′a•ble, adj. mix′a•bil′i•ty, mix′a•ble•ness, n. syn: mix, blend, combine, mingle concern the bringing of two or more things into more or less intimate association. mix means to join elements or ingredients into one mass, generally with a loss of distinction: to mix fruit juices. blend suggests a smooth and harmonious joining, often a joining of different varieties to obtain a product of a desired quality: to blend whiskeys. combine means to bring similar or related things into close union, usu. for a particular purpose: to combine forces. mingle usu. suggests a joining in which the identity of the separate elements is retained: voices mingling at a party.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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