Definition of mingle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    mingle

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪŋɡl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪŋɡl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mingle
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪŋɡl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪŋɡl//
     
    he / she / it mingles
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪŋɡlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪŋɡlz//
     
    past simple mingled
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪŋɡld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪŋɡld//
     
    past participle mingled
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪŋɡld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪŋɡld//
     
    -ing form mingling
    BrE BrE//ˈmɪŋɡlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪŋɡlɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to combine or make one thing combine with another The sounds of laughter and singing mingled in the evening air. mingle (A) (with B) Her tears mingled with the blood on her face. He felt a kind of happiness mingled with regret. mingle (A and B) (together) The flowers mingle together to form a blaze of colour. a lot of emotions all mingled together Synonymsmixstir mingle blendThese words all refer to substances, qualities, ideas or feelings combining or being combined.mix to combine two or more substances, qualities, ideas or feelings, usually in a way that means they cannot easily be separated; to be combined in this way:Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Oil and water do not mix.stir to move a liquid or substance around, using a spoon or something similar, in order to mix it thoroughly:She stirred her tea.mingle to combine or be combined. Mingle can be used to talk about sounds, colours, feelings, ideas, qualities or substances. It is used in written English to talk about how a scene or event appears to somebody or how they experience it:The sounds of laughter and singing mingled in the evening air. He felt a kind of happiness mingled with regret.blend to mix two or more substances or flavours together; to be mixed together:Blend the flour with the milk to make a smooth paste.mix or blend? If you blend things when you are cooking you usually combine them more completely than if you just mix them. Mix can be used to talk about colours, feelings or qualities as well as food and substances. In this meaning blend is mostly used in the context of cooking. It is also used to talk about art, music, fashion, etc. with the meaning of ‘combine in an attractive way’.Patterns to mix/​mingle/​blend (something) with something to mix/​stir/​mingle/​blend something into something to mix/​stir/​mingle/​blend something together to mix/​stir/​blend ingredients to mix/​mingle/​blend flavours to mix/​blend colours mixed/​mingled feelings to mix/​stir/​blend something thoroughly/​well/​gently
  2. 2[intransitive] to move among people and talk to them, especially at a social event synonym circulate The princess was not recognized and mingled freely with the crowds. If you'll excuse me, I must go and mingle (= talk to other guests).
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: frequentative of obsolete meng ‘mix or blend’ (related to among), perhaps influenced by Middle Dutch mengelen.
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