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    Cool mix up and shuffle

    Hello!

    In this case, are "mix up" and "shuffle" synonyms?:

    "I'll shuffle/mix up the cards".

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    Default Re: mix up and shuffle

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    "I'll shuffle/mix up the cards".
    If you are making sure that the cards are in no known order before dealing them, then only 'shuffle' is appropriate.

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    Cool Re: mix up and shuffle

    Thank you 5.

    When could we say "mix up the cards"?

    Thank you
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    Default Re: mix up and shuffle

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Thank you 5.

    When could we say "mix up the cards"?

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    We don't usually say that.

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    Default Re: mix up and shuffle

    If you took two packs of cards, you could mix them up, or if you moved them out of sequence when you weren't supposed to.

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    Default Re: mix up and shuffle

    If the standard methods of shuffling are not appropriate, such as if you were doing a card trick with just a few cards you could say 'Mix them up so I've no idea what order they're in'.

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