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English noun: mince

1. mince (food) food chopped into small bits


SamplesA mince of mushrooms.


Broader (hypernym)aliment, alimentation, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, sustenance, victuals


English verb: mince

1. mince (communication) make less severe or harsh


SamplesHe moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears.


Synonymsmoderate, soften


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

2. mince (motion) walk daintily


SamplesShe minced down the street.


ExamplesThe children mince to the playground


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)walk

3. mince (contact) cut into small pieces


SamplesMince the garlic.


ExamplesThe chefs mince the vegetables


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)chop, chop up









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