mix-up mix-up

Definition(s):

  • (n) a mistake that results from taking one thing to be another

Usage(s):

  1. He claims that a mix-up with the stem cells resulted in the wrong stem-cell lines--ones he did not create--being published in Science.
  2. When my mother, panicked, called to tell me that the insurance company was refusing to pay Pat's claims, I told her not to worry; bureaucratic mix-up, I assumed.
  3. It was just a mix-up.

News

  1. Mississippi State Rebels? T-shirt goes viral

    There's no confusing Mississippi State and Ole Miss in the Magnolia State, but a mix-up between the two schools involving the College World Series has become viral on social media.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Biloxi Sun Herald

  2. Happy Reunion: Dogs Returned To Owners After Groomer Switch

    FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – The dogs at the center of a groomer mix-up are back with their rightful owners. Late...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WHNT-TV Huntsville

  3. Gas mix up forces Spoko Fuel to decontaminate tanks

    AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash.--Spokane Tribal leaders blamed a fuel distributor Tuesday night for a gas mix-up at Spoko Fuel. Nearby mechanics said they helped drivers who filled up their gas tanks at Spoko Fuel. Mechanics said that it appears the Spoko Fuel gas tanks meant for unleaded gas were actually filled with diesel. The gas station stopped selling gas Tuesday when operators became away of the ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KREM.com Spokane

Quotes

  1. "She was afraid," Hutchins said. "This is a horrifying situation in a neighborhood where crime happens often. This incident is a result of a mix-up."
    on Nov 22, 2006 By: Markel Hutchins Source: Forbes

  2. "All the way through with this mix-up, we've been going pretty good," said Iginla. "We're just trying to get shots, hound them, get a forecheck, and as a line, we've been getting some chances and it's nice to see them go in tonight."
    on Jan 2, 2010 By: Jarome Iginla Source: CBC.ca

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