mix1 /mɪks/ ●●● S2 W3 verb 1 [intransitiveI, transitiveT]MIX if you mix two or more substances or if they mix, they combine to become a single substance, and they cannot be easily separated （使）混合，拌和 Oil and water don’t mix.
mix (something) with something Shake the bottle well so that the oil mixes with the vinegar.
The powder is mixed with cold water to form a paste.
Mix the soured cream with ketchup.
mix something together First mix the butter and sugar together, then add the milk.
mix something in Mix in 75 g of butter.
mix something into something Mix the herbs into the sauce.
2 [transitiveT]MIX to combine two or more different activities, ideas, groups of things etc （使）结合 Their musical style mixes elements of Eastern culture and Western pop.
mix something with something His books mix historical fact with fantasy.
I don’t like to mix business with pleasure (=combine business and social activities at the same time).
3 [intransitiveI]SOCIALIZE to meet, talk, and spend time with other people, especially people you do not know very well 〔尤指与不相熟的人〕交往，相处，交际 SYN socialize mix with Charlie doesn’t mix well with the other children.
4 not mix MIXif two different ideas, activities etc do not mix, there are problems when they are combined 不合，不相容 Smoking and babies don’t mix.
5 [transitiveT] (also mix up)DFCDFD to prepare something, especially food or drink, by mixing things together 调制，配制 Will you mix us some martinis, Bill?
6 mix and match DCto choose to put different things together from a range of possibilities 混合重组；混合搭配 They can mix and match their uniform, wearing either a sweatshirt or blouse with trousers or a skirt.
7. [transitiveT] technicalAMTCR to control the balance of sounds in a record or film 混合录音，混录〔声音〕 8 mix it (up) ARGUE informal to get involved in a fight with someone 与…争吵；与…打架 You don’t want to mix it with him. He’s been drinking since noon.
9 mix somebody/something ↔ up phrasal verbphr v a) CONFUSEDto make the mistake of thinking that someone or something is another person or thing 混淆，弄混 SYN confuse, muddle up with I always mix him up with his brother. They look so much alike.
I think you might be mixing up Wetherall and Newton.
I must have got the times mixed up.
b) CONFUSEDto change the way things have been arranged, often by mistake, so that they are no longer in the same order 弄乱〔某物〕 My papers got all mixed up.
Books on Scottish history were mixed up with books on volcanoes.
c) CONFUSEDORDER/SEQUENCEto make someone feel confused 使糊涂 They kept trying to mix me up.
d) to prepare something by mixing things together 混合 → mixed up, mix-up It was hard work mixing up four tonnes of cement.
THESAURUS to mix foods, liquids etc 搅拌食物、液体等 mix to put different substances or liquids together so that they can no longer be separated 使〔不同物质或液体〕混合，拌和 Mix yellow and blue paint to make green.
This cake is really easy – you just mix everything together in the bowl.
Concrete is made by mixing gravel with sand, cement, and water.
combine to mix things together so that they form a single substance. Combine is more formal than mix 使结合，使组合〔比mix正式〕 Combine the flour and the eggs.
Steel is produced by combining iron with carbon.
stir to move a spoon or stick around in a liquid, a pan etc, especially when you are mixing things together 搅动，搅拌 Keep stirring until the sauce becomes thicker.
Stir the sugar into the warm milk.
nStir the paint before you use it.
blend to mix together soft or liquid substances to form a single smooth substance 混合，掺和 Blend the yogurt with fresh fruit for a great drink.
beat to mix food together quickly and thoroughly using a fork or kitchen tool – used especially about eggs 〔用叉或厨房工具〕搅打〔尤指蛋〕 Beat the eggs and add them to the milk and flour.
whisk to mix foods that are soft or liquid very quickly so that air is mixed in, using a fork or special tool 〔用叉或特殊工具〕搅拌，搅打〔软质食物或液体〕 Whisk the egg whites until they form soft peaks.
dilute to mix a liquid with water in order to make it weaker 稀释，冲淡to mix styles, ideas, or other things 结合不同的风格、观点等 Dilute the bleach with two parts water to one part bleach.
mix to put different styles, ideas, or other things together 使结合 His music mixes jazz and classical styles.
The different categories of books were all mixed together.
combine to mix different styles, ideas, or other things, so that they work together or become a single thing 使结合，使组合 Diets are most effective when they are combined with exercise.
He combines Greek philosophy with Christian teachings.
blend to combine parts of different things together, especially in a successful and effective way 〔尤指成功、有效地〕融合，糅合 The teaching course blends theory and practice in the classroom.
fuse to combine different styles in order to form a new style 使〔不同风格〕结合，融合 The band fuses African rhythms with traditional Celtic music.
jumble to mix things together in an untidy way, so that they are not in any order 使混乱，使杂乱 The jigsaw pieces were all jumbled together in the box.
mix up• Races insult each other, and make war, and make love, and they may mix these activities up.• He did an excellent job getting some steals, mixing it up and changing the complexion of the game.• Sally is everywhere, shooting, stealing, firing passes inside, mixing it up, attracting fouls, sinking free throws.• If I could get Polly to mix everything up for me, I would try not to burn it.• Was it because she is a mixed - up, self-centred space cadet?• Reggie mixed them all up, then we each took one.• I thought we might mix it up this year and try some blues.• Out the window, the last bit of sunlight mixed it up with the lights from the parking lot. got ... mixed up• I really do think Pam has got her views mixed up.• Instead, several accounts were set up and money got mixed up.• It started that way: laughing children, dancing men, crying women and then it got mixed up.• Your time and my time ... well they've somehow got all mixed up.• Kenneth Clarke watched from the window as the police got mixed up in the brawl.• Then Conley got mixed up with Charlie Keating and somehow lost millions of dollars, eventually ending up bankrupt.• The girl had not quite forgotten who she was, but had got her mixed up with her sister.• Answer: She would never have got mixed up with him in the first place.
got ... mixed up• I really do think Pam has got her views mixed up.• Instead, several accounts were set up and money got mixed up.• It started that way: laughing children, dancing men, crying women and then it got mixed up.• Your time and my time ... well they've somehow got all mixed up.• Kenneth Clarke watched from the window as the police got mixed up in the brawl.• Then Conley got mixed up with Charlie Keating and somehow lost millions of dollars, eventually ending up bankrupt.• The girl had not quite forgotten who she was, but had got her mixed up with her sister.• Answer: She would never have got mixed up with him in the first place.