mix

mix
I UK [mɪks] / US verb
Word forms "mix":
present tense I/you/we/they mix he/she/it mixes present participle mixing past tense mixed past participle mixed
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1) [transitive] to combine two or more substances so that they become a single substance

Add the eggs and mix thoroughly.

mix something with something:

Mix the flour with the eggs and butter.

mix something together:

Mix the paint and water together.

a) [intransitive] if two or more substances mix, they combine and become a single substance

Oil and water don't mix.

b) [transitive] to make something by combining two or more substances

a machine for mixing cement

Phil was mixing a cocktail.

2) [intransitive/transitive] to combine things such as activities, ideas, or styles

In this room, antique and modern furniture have been successfully mixed.

a town where sophistication mixes with a vibrant atmosphere

mix something with something:

The show mixes African rhythms with European dances.

3) [intransitive] to meet other people in social situations and talk to them

You need to get out and mix a bit more.

mix with:

Maria's parents didn't approve of the people she was mixing with.

The party gave me a chance to mix with the other students.

4)
a) [transitive] music to play CDs continuously, so that one piece of music begins before another finishes
b) music to remix a piece of music

mix it (up) with someoneinformal to argue or fight with someone; informal to compete with someone

It's pretty tough mixing it with the world's best players.

Phrasal verbs:
II UK [mɪks] / US noun
Word forms "mix":
singular mix plural mixes
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1)
a) [singular] a particular combination of objects, qualities, or substances

Alcohol and drugs are a deadly mix.

a silk-and-angora-mix sweater

mix of:

He has just the right mix of youth and experience.

The town has an odd mix of old and new buildings.

b) a combination of different types of people who form a group
mix of:

There was a good mix of people at the party.

ethnic/racial/social mix:

The US has a far greater ethnic mix than Britain.

2) [countable, usually singular] an act of mixing something

Add the water and give it a good mix.

3) [countable/uncountable] a powder that you buy and mix with liquid to make a particular type of food

a cake mix

4) [countable] music a remix

English dictionary. 2014.

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