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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A state or an instance of confusion; a muddle.
  • noun Informal A fight or melee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A confusion, mistake, muddle or misunderstanding

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

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

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