January 13, 2014 - Word of the Day: mix
The word "mix" is used when people or things are put together or combined. We use "mix" when socializing, organizing, and cooking:
- He uses a machine to mix ingredients together.
- Mix flour, yeast, salt, and a little sugar to make dough.
- Eggs and sugar are often mixed together when making cookies.
- You need to mix the chicken and the vegetables for this recipe.
- Oil and water don't really mix together.
- If you mix red with blue, you'll get purple.
- Renee is careful not to mix dark colors with light colors when doing laundry.
- The woman finds it difficult to mix with people at parties.
- Joe doesn't like to mix with people who do drugs.
The word "mix" can be used as a noun:
- That's not a good mix.
- I bought a cake mix at the store. (All of the necessary necessary are in the box.)
- The mix of people at the party was very interesting.
- Putting Bob and Todd together on this project is not a good mix.
The words "mix" and "up" together form "mix up." This idiom is used when there's confusion or things are put together when they shouldn't be.
- The teacher mixed up the names of the students.
- The waiter mixed up the customers' orders.
- Don't mix up my stuff with your stuff. Let's keep it all separate.
- Natalya mixes up pronouns when she speaks English.
- There was a mix up at the airport and we missed our flight.
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