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mixed upadjective

 us   /ˈmɪkst ˈʌp/
  • mixed up adjective (CONFUSED)

temporarilyconfused: I just got mixed up, and ​thought she ​wanted us to come early.
  • mixed up adjective (INVOLVED)

involved, esp. with someone or something ​bad or ​dangerous: He was a ​greatathlete at ​school, but he got mixed up with the ​wrongcrowd and ​stoppedtraining.
  • mixed up adjective (DISORDERED)

(of ​names, ​information, ​files, etc.) put into the ​wrongplace or ​order, esp. when put where ​similar things ​belong: They got his ​records mixed up (= ​confusedinformation about him with someone else's ​information).
(Definition of mixed up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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