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jumble

noun uk   /ˈdʒʌm.bl̩/ us  

jumble noun (MIXTURE)

[S] an untidy and confused mixture of things, feelings, or ideas: He rummaged through the jumble of papers on his desk. a jumble of thoughts/ideas

jumble noun (OLD THINGS)

[U] UK things you no longer want that are sold at a jumble sale

jumble

verb [T] uk   /ˈdʒʌm.bl̩/ us  
to mix things together untidily: Her clothes were all jumbled up/together in the suitcase.
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