mix up


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mix up cause to be perplexed or confounded "This problem stumped her"
    • v mix up assemble without order or sense "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In the 19th century, craftsmen who made hats were known to be excitable and irrational, as well as to tremble with palsy and mix up their words. Such behavior gave rise to the familiar expression "mad as a hatter". The disorder, called hatter's shakes, was caused by chronic mercury poisoning from the solution used to treat the felt. Attacking the central nervous system, the toxin led to behavioral symptoms.
    • Mix up to confuse
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  • Salman Rushdie
    “Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings.”
  • P.K. Shaw
    P.K. Shaw
    “People often get their imagination's mixed up with their memories.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.”
  • A. A. Milne
    A. A. Milne
    “Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.”
  • Sam Rayburn
    Sam Rayburn
    “You'll never get mixed up if you simply tell the truth. Then you don't have to remember what you have said, and you never forget what you have said.”
  • Ernest Hemingway
    “This wine is too good for toast-drinking, my dear. You don't want to mix emotions up with a wine like that. You lose the taste.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. miscan; Ger. mischen.


In literature:

I haven't mixed up with you for reasons that you very well understand, but I don't propose to take much of your talk.
"Frank Merriwell's Chums" by Burt L. Standish
But I won't mix up with a lot of silly women and equally silly she-men, any more than is absolutely necessary.
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
If you'd read it, you'd know better than to mix up artistic murder with the commonplace assassinations of the ordinary burglar.
"The Simpkins Plot" by George A. Birmingham
I contested, of course, but it seems that there was a mix-up in the landmarks.
"The Outdoor Girls in a Winter Camp" by Laura Lee Hope
I thought at first that the Scots were mixed up with it; but that is not so.
"By What Authority?" by Robert Hugh Benson
The Russian horse, mixed up with the infantry, were sabring and trampling them down.
"With Frederick the Great" by G. A. Henty
I asked if he had been mixed-up in the anti-Terran rioting, but he wouldn't tell me.
"The Door Through Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
I know ye're innocent lads, an' I'd hate to see ye mixed up in a mess with that fellow.
"Under the Ocean to the South Pole" by Roy Rockwood
I haven't got head enough to tell you all he said, for it was so mixed up.
"Dixie Hart" by Will N. Harben
Business is business, and you can't mix sentiment up with it,' said the master.
"Sarah's School Friend" by May Baldwin
It's a mixed-up thing.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
Some went so far as to say he was ashamed of having been mixed up with Gleason in such a low piece of business.
"Marion's Faith." by Charles King
He'd be'n all right only he got mixed up with a string o' lumber that was a-comin' down, an' so he had to go to the hospital.
"The Spinner's Book of Fiction" by Various
Perhaps the little mix-ups we had with those two fellows may have something to do with it.
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders Among the Kentucky Mountaineers" by Jessie Graham Flower
After the Senate of the Empire, we thought that no more senates would be mixed up with Constitutions.
"Napoleon the Little" by Victor Hugo
This is mixed with fine earth and made up into pills.
"The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India--Volume I (of IV)" by R.V. Russell
This place is of very ancient origin, and its legends are mixed up with the fabulous.
"Young Americans Abroad" by Various
Sure, I've been mixed up in one.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
How do you come to be mixed up in this business?
"A Bid for Fortune" by Guy Boothby
My most intimate friend was Harry Colemain, and we were mixed up in all sorts of deviltries together.
"We Three" by Gouverneur Morris

In poetry:

BUT. Oh, bitter is my cup!
However could I do it?
I mixed those children up,
And not a creature knew it!
"HMS Pinafore: Act II" by William Schwenck Gilbert
'Tis good to suffer, as He knows whose hand
Mixes the bitterness for every cup,
No grief befals but love divine has planned,
Every bereavement cries to us, look up
"To My Friend" by Nora Pembroke
The How is swiftly mingling with the When,
The What describes its Orbit's round, and then
Of Why or Which nor Mite nor Mote delays
To fall in Line and get mixed up again.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
"Shall briars so unsightly and worthless as those
Their great sprawling leaves thus presume
To mix with the pink, the jonquil, and the rose,
And take up a flower's sweet room?"
"Weeding" by Charles Lamb
Many, many thanks my friend,
For those sweet verses thou didst send,
So good they were and witty;
And now I will confess to thee,
Mixed up with bad, much good I see
Within the crowded city.
"To A Friend InThe City" by Mary Ann H T Bigelow
Hark! in heaven a cry again
From the souls of martyr'd slain:
Now the doom of Rome is fixed,
Now the draught of vengeance mixed,
Brimm'd the bitter, burning cup,
She shall surely drink it up.
"The Doom of The Papacy" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Christina Torres hopes no other pharmacy has the sort of mix-up that nearly cost her 7-year-old son Adrien his life.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Poehler's Emmys mix up .
It turns out it was all just a mix-up .
A bus stop mix-up on the first day of school leaves an 8-year-old boy on a bus for two hours trying to get home.
Mix up your workout with an offbeat playlist.
V's Celebrity Mix Up On The Go Getta Mix.
But is book mix-up a bad thing.
For me, the mix-up is a victory.
Late-game mix-up doesn't hurt C's.
Mom's Monkeypox Mix-up Caused By Bedbugs.
Texas AG releases voters' Social Security numbers in mix-up .
Family Pet Home After Adoption Mix Up.
Iowa law school seeks retrial after mistrial mix-up .
Endorsement mix-up mars race for 156th Legislative District.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Amy Poehler's Emmys mix up.

In science:

It is important to note that one should not mix up the two different notions of classical and nonperturbative.
Comment on `A simple explanation of the non-appearance of physical gluons and quarks'
Note: The ob ject ˆJ is embedded in ˆJω (which makes it a complex structure (type k = 3)) and should therefore not mixed up with the subscript ω which denotes the symplectic form on the T 6 by which we started with.
Generalized Calabi-Yau structures and mirror symmetry
It is important to take this factor into account for more realistic calculation, but we point out that the local symmetries are mixed up at the general k-point.
Calculation of Optical Conductivity of YbB$_{12}$ using Realistic Tight-Binding Model
In our first few attempts, this adaptation of the Walksat algorithm showed mixed results, which were up to 50% worse than those obtained with the BP algorithm.
Colouring random graphs and maximising local diversity
Nevertheless, the models considered up to now do not take into account that such an interface has a finite width, that is to say, a small layer in which the two solvents are more or less mixed together.
Copolymer at selective interfaces and pinning potentials: weak coupling limits
Using some properties of Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind, we show that this rate may be up to twice as fast as the mixing rate of the simple random walk.
Non-backtracking random walks mix faster
Sometimes, we may mix up mistakenly the first two subfields with weak-weak subfield.
Octonionic Strong and Weak Interactions and Their Quantum Equations
Furthermore, a mixing and explosion energy E > fallback mechanism or an asymmetric explosion (Maeda & Nomoto 2003) has to be introduced in order to bring up sufficient Zn from layers with complete Si burning.
Sulphur and zinc abundances in Galactic halo stars revisited
These different goals are responsible for the length of this appendix, and also for a certain lack of coherence, as we jump between (a)–(d) or mix them up.
Kuranishi homology and Kuranishi cohomology
The case of dissipation can start with a pure state and will end up in a mixed state.
Analysis of quantum semigroups with GKS-Lindblad generators I. Simple generators
To prove the mixing time bound, we will split the walk up into three phases.
Random Quantum Circuits are Approximate 2-designs
Regarding the spin dependence, we note that spin up and spin down contributions do not mix, i.e., their contribution to ex can be evaluated separately.
Contribution of the second Landau level to the exchange energy of the three-dimensional electron gas in a high magnetic field
This implies that if the system to be traced out instead has NB applied to it, the resulting state is the same, up to a tensor factor of a maximally mixed state in the space B .
Additivity and Distinguishability of Random Unitary Channels
A normalized vector ψ defines a “pure” state A 7→ hψ, Aψi = Tr(̺ψ A), where ̺ψ = |ψihψ|. A general “mixed” state is given by a density matrix ̺ = Pn≥1 pn ̺ψn , where the probabilities pn ≥ 0 sum up to one, and where the ψn are normalized vectors.
Repeated Interaction Quantum Systems: Deterministic and Random
They are close to the Chandrasekhar mass, and, after a typical “deep third dredge-up” that mixes the envelope with helium layer of the core, the core may continue to grow by hydrogen/helium shell burning.
The Impact of Neutrino Magnetic Moments on the Evolution of Massive Stars