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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He called the mix-up with his son's remains "unfortunate" but no longer an issue because, in his words, "Mark is in heaven."
Mistaken Identity Lands Man in Jail Francisco Daniel Romero was jailed due to name mix-up with a murder suspect.
ATL woman got 53 days of prison time for name mix-up.
Italy's new government has minister name mix-up Italy's new government has admitted that in its haste to appoint a new cabinet, mixed up the name of its deputy agriculture secretary.
This is not the first time a Russian court decision has resolved a hospital mix-up.
The friends turned design partners had been pursuing their own individual fashion forays before coming together last year to launch their contemporary line, NAHM, named for a mix-up of their initials.
Announcing the mix-up, council chief executive Nicola Yates said: "On Friday, 4 November 2011, I was made aware of a situation relating to the body of a man, who was in his late thirties, located in the city mortuary."
The Swiss centre-back's nastiest moment came not from Carroll but from Adam, who took advantage of a mix-up in the Fulham midfield on the hour to dribble from the halfway line to the edge of the area, where Senderos barged him over and was extremely fortunate to see Kevin Friend award a free-kick and a yellow card rather than a penalty and a dismissal.
Oh dear, did Cain just do the Iraq/Iran mix-up thing?
The mix-up apparently only came to light because her friends and family asked to see the body.