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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to confuse completely)
a. confundir
Don't talk to me while I'm counting or you'll mix me up.No me hables cuando estoy contando o me confundirás.
2. (to incorrectly differentiate)
a. confundir
I'm so sorry. I just mixed up your name with your sister's.Lo siento mucho. Acabo de confundir tu nombre con el de tu hermana.
3. (to place out of order)
a. mezclar
Don't mix up your notes with mine.No mezcles tus apuntes con los míos.
b. desordenar
Don't touch anything on my desk. I don't want you mixing anything up.No toques nada en mi mesa. No quieres que desordenes nada.
c. revolver
We put everybody's names into the drum and mixed them up for the raffle.Pusimos los nombres de todos en el tambor y los revolvimos para el sorteo.
4. (to combine)
a. mezclar
Mix up all the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients in the same bowl.Mezcla todos los ingredientes secos con los húmedos en el mismo bol.
5. (to prepare)
a. preparar
What are the ratios I need to mix up this cement?¿Cuáles son las proporciones que necesito para preparar este cemento?
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mix up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (ingredients)
a. mezclar
2. (confuse; one's papers)
a. revolver, desordenar
3. (people, dates)
a. confundir
4. (colloquial)
a. (in situation, relationship)
to be mixed up in somethingandar metido(a) en algo
to get mixed up with somebodyliarse con alguien
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mix up
transitive verb
1 (prepare) [+paint, paste] preparar
2 (combine) [+ingredients] mezclar
mix up all the ingredients well I like to mix up designer clothes his music mixes up jazz and indigenous themes
3 (jumble up) mezclar
don't mix up your clothes with mine no mezcles tu ropa con la mía
mix the letters up and let your child re-arrange them don't [get] all the clothes mixed up - I've just sorted them out I got the pages mixed up and had to sort them out don't get all the buttons mixed up
the letter got mixed up with my things la carta se mezcló con mis cosas
4 (confuse) [+person] confundir
I'm all mixed up about it don't mix me up! to [get] mixed up (about sth) he keeps getting mixed up I get mixed up about who's who in his family don't get me mixed up! I was just beginning to understand it
you've got me all mixed up me has confundido; me has hecho un lío (informal)
5 (mistake) [+names, dates, person] confundir
she tends to mix up her words tiende a equivocar las palabras al hablar
be careful not to mix up the baby food [with] the avocado dip! to get [sth] mixed up
we got the dates mixed up confundimos las fechas
you've got your facts all mixed up
I'm mixing you up with somebody else te estoy confundiendo con otra persona
people often mix me up with my sister to get [sb] mixed up I always get the twins mixed up
6 (involve)
to be/get mixed up in sth estar metido/meterse en algo; are you mixed up in this? ¿tú andas metido en esto?; ¿tú tienes que ver con esto?; how could David be mixed up in a murder? ¿cómo puede David estar involucrado en un asesinato?
to be mixed up [with] sb she's never been mixed up with the police before
he's got mixed up with a bad crowd se ha mezclado con mala gente; anda con malas compañías; why did I ever get mixed up with you? ¿cómo acabé relacionándome contigo?; ¿cómo acabé liada contigo? (informal)
she got herself mixed up with the police he got mixed up with some strange people
to mix sb up in sth meter or mezclar a algn en algo
don't mix me up in this
to mix it up (with sb) (US) (cause trouble) buscar camorra (con algn) (informal)
with his latest policy move Bush is set to mix it up with the .Republicans
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