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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A state or an instance of confusion; a muddle: maddening bureaucratic mix-ups.
  • n. Informal A fight or melee.

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  • n. A confusion, mistake, muddle or misunderstanding

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. To confuse the identities of (two or more objects); to mistake (one object for another).
  • n. To mix together; -- usually implying a mistake, whether done intentionally or unintentionally.
  • n. a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another
  • v. assemble without order or sense
  • v. cause to be perplexed or confounded

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