- 1 [transitive] mince something to cut food into very small pieces minced garlic/onions/herbs compare grind (3)
- 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (disapproving) to walk with quick short steps, in a way that is not natural He minced over to serve us. Idioms
NAmE//mɪns//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mince
he / she / it minces
past simple minced
-ing form mincing
to say something in a direct way even though it might offend other people They were severely criticized by the chairman, who was not a man to mince his words.
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