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mince

cut into very small pieces: mince onions; soften or moderate one’s words: mince words; to walk with short dainty steps: She minces along like a little girl.
Not to be confused with:
mints – plural of mint; aromatic herbs; candies; produces money: mints coins
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mince

 (mĭns)
v. minced, minc·ing, minc·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To cut or chop into very small pieces.
b. To subdivide (land, for example) into minute parts.
2. To pronounce in an affected way, as with studied elegance and refinement.
3. To moderate, restrain, or euphemize (words) for the sake of politeness and decorum: Don't mince words: say what you mean.
v.intr.
1. To walk with very short steps or with exaggerated primness.
2. To speak in an affected way.
n.
Finely chopped food, especially mincemeat.

[Middle English mincen, from Old French mincier, from Vulgar Latin *minūtiāre, from Latin minūtia, smallness; see minutia.]

minc′er n.
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mince

(mɪns)
vb
1. (tr) to chop, grind, or cut into very small pieces
2. (tr) to soften or moderate, esp for the sake of convention or politeness: I didn't mince my words.
3. (intr) to walk or speak in an affected dainty manner
n
4. (Cookery) chiefly Brit minced meat
5. informal nonsensical rubbish
[C14: from Old French mincier, from Vulgar Latin minūtiāre (unattested), from Late Latin minūtia smallness; see minutiae]
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mince

(mɪns)

v. minced, minc•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to cut or chop into very small pieces.
2. to moderate or soften, esp. for the sake of decorum or courtesy: He was angry and didn't mince words.
3. to perform or utter with affected elegance.
4. to subdivide minutely.
v.i.
5. to move with short, affectedly dainty steps.
n.
6. something cut up very small; mincemeat.
minc′er, n.
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mince

- Can mean "lessen or diminish (something)" or "minimize."
See also related terms for lessen.
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mince


Past participle: minced
Gerund: mincing

Imperative
mince
mince
Present
I mince
you mince
he/she/it minces
we mince
you mince
they mince
Preterite
I minced
you minced
he/she/it minced
we minced
you minced
they minced
Present Continuous
I am mincing
you are mincing
he/she/it is mincing
we are mincing
you are mincing
they are mincing
Present Perfect
I have minced
you have minced
he/she/it has minced
we have minced
you have minced
they have minced
Past Continuous
I was mincing
you were mincing
he/she/it was mincing
we were mincing
you were mincing
they were mincing
Past Perfect
I had minced
you had minced
he/she/it had minced
we had minced
you had minced
they had minced
Future
I will mince
you will mince
he/she/it will mince
we will mince
you will mince
they will mince
Future Perfect
I will have minced
you will have minced
he/she/it will have minced
we will have minced
you will have minced
they will have minced
Future Continuous
I will be mincing
you will be mincing
he/she/it will be mincing
we will be mincing
you will be mincing
they will be mincing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mincing
you have been mincing
he/she/it has been mincing
we have been mincing
you have been mincing
they have been mincing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mincing
you will have been mincing
he/she/it will have been mincing
we will have been mincing
you will have been mincing
they will have been mincing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mincing
you had been mincing
he/she/it had been mincing
we had been mincing
you had been mincing
they had been mincing
Conditional
I would mince
you would mince
he/she/it would mince
we would mince
you would mince
they would mince
Past Conditional
I would have minced
you would have minced
he/she/it would have minced
we would have minced
you would have minced
they would have minced
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mince

ground beef or hamburger
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mince - food chopped into small bitsmince - food chopped into small bits; "a mince of mushrooms"
aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, sustenance, victuals, nutrition - a source of materials to nourish the body
Verb1.mince - make less severe or harsh; "He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
2.mince - walk daintilymince - walk daintily; "She minced down the street"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
3.mince - cut into small piecesmince - cut into small pieces; "mince the garlic"
chop, chop up - cut into pieces; "Chop wood"; "chop meat"
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mince

verb
1. cut, grind, crumble, dice, hash, chop up I'll buy some lean meat and mince it myself.
2. posture, pose, ponce (slang), attitudinize `Ooh, a sailor!' he minced and she laughed aloud.
3. tone down, spare, moderate, weaken, diminish, soften, hold back, extenuate, palliate, euphemize The doctors didn't mince their words, and predicted the worst.
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Translations
لَـحْمٌ مَفْرُومٌلَحْم مَفْروميسير في خُطُواتٍ قَصيرَهيَفْرُم، يُقَسِّم إلى أجْزاء
cupitatmleté masorozkrájetrozsekatsekaná
hakkehakkekødtrippe
jauheliha
mljeveno meso
apróra vagdalfinomkodva lépkedvagdalt hús
ganga á tilgerîarlegan hátt, tiplahakk, hakkaî kjöthakka, brytja smátt
挽肉
저민 고기
bidzentidžiovintų vaisių įdarasfaršaskapotinėmėsmalė
kapātmaltmalta/kapāta gaļasakapātsamalt
pricupkaťrozkrájaťsekaná
sekljati
köttfärs
เนื้อบด
kıymakıyma yapmakkıymakkırıtarak yürümek
thịt băm

mince

[mɪns]
A. N (Brit) (Culin) (also minced meat) → carne f picada
B. VT
1. [+ meat] → picar
2. (fig) well, not to mince mattersbueno, para decirlo francamente
not to mince one's wordsno tener pelos en la lengua
C. VI (in walking) → andar con pasos medidos; (in talking) → hablar remilgadamente
D. CPD mince pie Npastel m de picadillo de fruta
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mince

[ˈmɪns]
vt
[+ meat] → hacher
Perhaps I'll buy lean meat and mince it myself → Je vais peut-être acheter de la viande maigre et la hacher moi-même.
to mince one's words
He doesn't mince his words → Il ne mâche pas ses mots.
She's not one to mince words → Elle n'est pas du genre à mâcher ses mots.
Never one to mince words, Carlie told her daughter that her looks were fading → Jamais du genre à mâcher ses mots, Carlie dit à sa fille que sa beauté se fanait.
vi (in walking)marcher à petits pas maniérés
n (British)viande f hachée
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

mince

n (esp Brit) → Hackfleisch nt, → Gehackte(s) nt
vt (esp Brit) meathacken, durch den Fleischwolf drehen; he doesn’t mince his wordser nimmt kein Blatt vor den Mund; he didn’t mince matterser sagte es mal ganz deutlich or brutal (inf)
vi (Brit) (= walk)tänzeln, trippeln, scharwenzeln; (= behave/speak)sich geziert benehmen/ausdrücken

mince

:
mincemeat
n süße Gebäckfüllung aus Dörrobst und Sirup; to make mince of somebody (inf) (physically) → Hackfleisch aus jdm machen (inf); (verbally) → jdn zur Schnecke machen (inf); to make mince of something (inf)keinen guten Faden an etw (dat)lassen
mince pie
n mit Mincemeat gefülltes Gebäck
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mince

[mɪns]
1. n (Brit) (Culin) → macinato, carne f macinata
2. vttritare, macinare
he does not mince (his) words → non ha peli sulla lingua
3. vi (in walking) → camminare a passettini; (in talking) → parlare con affettazione
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

mince

(mins) verb
1. to cut into small pieces or chop finely. Would you like me to mince the meat for you?
2. to walk with short steps, in an unpleasantly dainty or delicate way. She minced over to him.
noun
meat (usually beef) chopped up into small pieces. mince and potatoes.
ˈmincer noun
a machine for mincing meat etc. Could you put the meat in the mincer?
ˈmincing adjective
too dainty or prim. He walked with little mincing steps.
ˈmincingly adverb
ˈmincemeat noun
a mixture of raisins, other fruits etc, usually with suet (used in baking ˌmince-ˈpies).
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

mince

لَـحْمٌ مَفْرُومٌ mleté maso hakke Hackfleisch κιμάς carne picada jauheliha viande hachée mljeveno meso carne tritata 挽肉 저민 고기 gehakt kjøttdeig mięso mielone carne moída, carne picada фарш köttfärs เนื้อบด kıyma thịt băm 碎肉
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