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min·gle

 (mĭng′gəl)
v. min·gled, min·gling, min·gles
v.tr.
To mix or bring together in combination: a breeze that mingles the sea air with the scent of pines; love that is mingled with grief. See Synonyms at mix.
v.intr.
1. To be or become mixed or united: The children's voices mingled in the hall.
2. To associate or take part with others: The faculty mingled with the trustees.

[Middle English menglen, frequentative of mengen, to mix, from Old English mengan; see mag- in Indo-European roots.]

min′gler n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mingling - the action of people mingling and coming into contactmingling - the action of people mingling and coming into contact; "all the random mingling and idle talk made him hate literary parties"
social activity - activity considered appropriate on social occasions
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But the mingled, mingling threads of life are woven by warp and woof: calms crossed by storms, a storm for every calm.
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And used to throw my earthly rest And quiet all away in jest-- I could not love except where Death Was mingling his with Beauty's breath-- Or Hymen, Time, and Destiny, Were stalking between her and me.
He could see puffs of musketry smoke that seemed to chase one another down the hillsides, and clouds of cannon smoke rolling, spreading, and mingling with one another.
In his speech, Talino reminded the commandos to avoid the temptation of bribery, especially as they would be mingling with convicts.
Every two years, collected all 1 800 employees to a large, shared knowledge and inspiration meeting with the subsequent mingling and dinner.
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Answer (translated): He's really looking forward to mingling with the team, but it will take time.
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