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mix sth up

verb uk phrasal verb with mix   /mɪks/ us  
to make a group of things untidy or badly organized, or to move them into the wrong order: Don't mix up the bottles - you'll have to repeat the experiment if you do. Your jigsaw puzzles and games are all mixed up together in that box.Making things dirty and untidy
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