English version

mince

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Cooking
mincemince1 /mɪns/ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [transitive] (also mince something ↔ up)DFC to cut food, especially meat, into very small pieces, usually using a machine 🔊 minced lamb 🔊 Mince the meat up with some onion and garlic.2 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]WALK to walk with very quick, short steps in a way that looks unnatural or silly 🔊 She was mincing about in her high-heeled shoes.3 → not mince (your) words
→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
mince• Mince the garlic and add to the onion.• Mince the meat and mix in the remaining ingredients.
Related topics: Food
mincemince2 noun [uncountable] British English 🔊 🔊 DFmeat, especially beef, that has been cut into very small pieces using a special machine syn ground beef American English
Examples from the Corpus
mince• Add the mince and fry until browned. 2.• Transfer mince to a small warmed ovenproof casserole dish.• Add to stews or mix with mince for spicy burgers.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.
Verb table
mince
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymince
he, she, itminces
> View More
Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyminced
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave minced
he, she, ithas minced
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad minced
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill mince
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have minced
> View Less
Continuous Form
Present
Iam mincing
he, she, itis mincing
> View More
you, we, theyare mincing
Past
I, he, she, itwas mincing
you, we, theywere mincing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been mincing
he, she, ithas been mincing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been mincing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be mincing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been mincing
> View Less