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1A confusion of one thing with another, or a misunderstanding or mistake that results in confusion.‘there's been a mix-up over the tickets’
confusion, muddle, misunderstanding, mistake, error, mess, jumbleView synonyms
- ‘Wouldn't it be horrible if all of the confusion and speculation turned out to be just a mix-up in medical terminology?’
- ‘But a mix-up at the ground meant the tickets remained locked up.’
- ‘Worse still, the widower was never informed of the blunder and only discovered the mix-up after calling the college days before to arrange delivery of the prizes.’
- ‘Mike is saying that the mix-up is not his fault, that he can only work with the paperwork that has been given to him, and that Matt has messed something up.’
- ‘It's about an embryo mix-up in an IVF clinic resulting in a black couple and a white couple giving birth to each other's babies.’
- ‘You'd think there would have been more farcical complications in our lives, but we haven't had any of those mistaken-identity sweetheart mix-ups.’
- ‘Errors such as packaging mix-ups or faulty packs that lead to nonsterile products can easily go undetected by the consumer.’
- ‘Hospitals can computerize their drug ordering, reducing errors caused by physicians' bad handwriting and providing a system of checks to avoid mix-ups.’
- ‘The geographical mix-up is a good metaphor for so many of the misunderstandings that plagued me in the first few years of my job.’
- ‘One possible explanation for the mix-up is a case of mistaken identity.’
- ‘It was a good system since we rarely had mix-ups.’
- ‘Both stores said the label mix-up had been a genuine error.’
- ‘The practice helps track inventory and can reduce data-entry errors as well as mix-ups.’
- ‘This website has also learned that the countback rule itself is to be reviewed as a result of the mix-up.’
- ‘One of the most annoying common linguistic mix-ups is the confusion between atheist and agnostic.’
- ‘The game really was a catalogue of errors, with wayward passes and mix-ups on both sides of the ball.’
- ‘As it happens, there was a ticket mix-up and during the break we were moved from circle seats down to the stalls.’
- ‘A spare rifle in camp is a good idea, but as the example above shows it can result in cartridge mix-ups.’
- ‘Most dry cleaners will attach small paper tags to your clothing's labels in order to avoid mix-ups, and separate garments by type to systematize their cleaning process.’
- ‘Drug administration errors, including four medication mix-ups in one 24-hour period, were behind the consultant's decision.’
- 1.1 A combination of different things, especially one whose effect is inharmonious.‘a ghastly mix-up of furniture styles’
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