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Definition of mince verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mince
    he / she / it minces
    past simple minced
    -ing form mincing
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  1. 1[transitive] mince something to cut food into very small pieces minced garlic/onions/herbs compare grind
  2. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (disapproving) to walk with quick short steps, in a way that is not natural He minced over to serve us.
  3. Idioms
    not mince (your) words
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    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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