mixed up

.mixed 'up
adj
1.) be/get mixed up in sth
to be involved in an illegal or dishonest activity
He's the last person I'd expect to be mixed up in something like this.
I'd have to be crazy to get mixed up in that kind of thing.
2.) be/get mixed up with sb
to be involved with someone who has a bad influence on you
When he left college he got mixed up with the wrong people.
3.) [not before noun]
confused, for example because you have too many different details to remember or think about
I get all mixed up over the money whenever I travel abroad.
4.) also mixed-up
informal confused and suffering from emotional problems
She's just a crazy mixed-up kid.
mix up atmix1 , ↑mix-up

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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