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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 ​itsparts, 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 ​bluepaint 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 ​socialsituations, 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 ​foodsubstance that you can ​buy and to which a ​liquid, such as ​water or ​milk, can be ​addedlater when ​preparing to ​cook something: [C] a ​cake mix
(Definition of mix from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"mix" in British English

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mixverb

uk   us   /mɪks/
  • mix verb (COMBINE)

A2 [I or T] to (​cause different ​substances to) ​combine, so that the ​result cannot ​easily be ​separated into ​itsparts: 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 ​largebowl, 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/andpleasure, 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 ​widevariety of ​people in ​yourjob? She mixes very well - I ​guess that's why she's so ​popular.

mixnoun

uk   us   /mɪks/
  • mix noun (COMBINE)

B1 [C usually singular] a ​combination: There was an ​odd mix ofpeople at Patrick's ​party. "She's ​studyingphysics and ​philosophy." "That's an ​interesting mix." [C or U] something that is ​sold in the ​form of a ​powder to which a ​liquid, such as ​water, can be ​addedlater: cake/​cement mix

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(Definition of mix from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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 ​companyforward. The new ​propertydevelopmentsfeature a mix of ​retail and ​residential uses. The ​money is ​invested in a ​diversifiedportfolio, a mix of ​realestate, ​stocks, and ​bonds. We use various ​fuel mixes to ​power our ​generatingplants.
[S] a ​situation which consists of several different things or ​people: in/into the mix But ​even if ​Internetads are ​creeping into the mix, ​television is still their most important ​marketingmedium.
[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 ​socialsituation: He was never very comfortable when it came to mixing with the ​seniorstaff.
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(Definition of mix from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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