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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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