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"mix" in British English

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mixverb

uk   /mɪks/  us   /mɪks/
  • mix verb (COMBINE)

A2 [I or T] to (cause different substances to) combine, so that the result cannot easily be separated into its parts: Oil and water don't mix. Even if you shake them together they separate into two layers. Radioactive material was mixed in/up (with) the effluent. Mix the eggs into the flour. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and raisins. [+ two objects] Shall I mix (= make) you a cocktail?
B1 [T] to have or do two or more things, such as activities or qualities, at the same time: Some people are happy to mix business with/and pleasure, but I'm not one of them.

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  • mix verb (BE WITH PEOPLE)

B2 [I] to be with or communicate well with other people: Do you mix with a wide variety of people in your job? She mixes very well - I guess that's why she's so popular.

mixnoun

uk   /mɪks/  us   /mɪks/
(Definition of mix from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mix" in American English

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mixverb

 us   /mɪks/
  • mix verb (COMBINE)

[I/T] to combine different substances, esp. so that the result cannot easily be separated into its parts, or to cause different substances to combine in this way: [I] Oil and water don’t mix. [T] Mix two eggs into the flour. [T] He mixed the blue paint with white to lighten it.
[I/T] To mix is also to combine or put in the same place: [T] The report mixed together a lot of different ideas in a confusing way.
  • mix verb (SOCIALIZE)

[I] (of a person) to be comfortable being with or talking to other people in social situations, esp. people you do not know: She is very shy and has trouble mixing at parties.

mixnoun [C/U]

 us   /mɪks/
  • mix noun [C/U] (COMBINE)

a combination of different things or people: [C usually sing] There was an interesting mix of people at Jean’s party.
A mix is also a food substance that you can buy and to which a liquid, such as water or milk, can be added later when preparing to cook something: [C] a cake mix
(Definition of mix from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mix" in Business English

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mixnoun

uk   us   /mɪks/
[C] a combination of different things or people: a mix of sth The board will continue to have the right mix of skills and experience to drive the company forward. The new property developments feature a mix of retail and residential uses. The money is invested in a diversified portfolio, a mix of real estate, stocks, and bonds. We use various fuel mixes to power our generating plants.
[S] a situation which consists of several different things or people: in/into the mix But even if Internet ads are creeping into the mix, television is still their most important marketing medium.
[C or U] something that is sold in the form of a powder and to which a liquid, such as water, can be added later: cake/cement mix The company chops and sells the nylon fabric to other firms that turn it into new carpet, cement mix, or sewer pipes.

mixverb

uk   us   /mɪks/
[I, T] to have or do two or more qualities, styles, activities, etc at the same time: She never mixes business with pleasure.
[I] to meet and talk to other people, especially in a social situation: He was never very comfortable when it came to mixing with the senior staff.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of mix from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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