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mix sb/sth up

phrasal verb with mix uk   us   /mɪks/ verb
B2 to fail to recognize two people or things correctly by thinking that one person or thing is the other person or thing: People often mix us up because we look so similar. I think you're mixing me up with my sister.
Translations of “mix sb/sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 混淆, 把…弄錯…
in Chinese (Simplified) 混淆, 把…弄混…
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