mind• O'Rourke has a very deviousmind.• Peacher has an incredibly good mind.• Grandma's body is wearing out, but her mind is as sharp as ever.• She had a picture of him in her mind - tall, blond and handsome.• I never know what's going on in her mind.• It was an interesting idea. Jeff turned it over in his mind on the way to work.• In his mind, Jim could vividly picture the red bulb of the thermometer in the relaxationexerciseMiller had given him.• Dave struggled hard to push these worries out of his mind.• At night, while he slept, his mind was still full of music.• His mind was full of big ideas for developing the company.• Keep that in mind because without it all the fine planning in the world will never be translated into action.• He is reputed to have been an able administrator with a keenmind for commerce.• The teacher talked on and on and my mind began to wander.• At the back of my mind I had the funny feeling that I'd met her somewhere before.• The same thoughts kept going through my mind and I couldn't get to sleep.• I made up my mind I was going to retire.• Then, since the reality of my situation could hardly be worse, my mind turned once again to philosophy.• We can not see them or turn our minds from them.• Cuomo is one of our foremost political minds.• It's hard to understand what's going on in Susanna's mind.• I don't really have a scientificmind.• But those wines give only momentarypleasure and thereafter the senses are dulled and the mind is clouded.• But planners changed their mind as they realized the channels would have to be bigger and bigger.independence/strength/flexibility of mind• It is an independence of mindreflected in her choice of films as well.• Her rudeness was seen as a charmingindependence of mind by her familya necessary training in stubbornness.• If the present set of essaysexhibitsindependence of mind, this is no less than she would wish or expect.• But he has more than once shown great independence of mind.• Agnes E lived alone, had reached her ninetieth year and had retained her independence of mind.• I wish she could obtain a little more strength of mind.• It might be thought that the hon. Gentleman's independence of mind and spiritowe something to his background.• If I could have departed then, never reentered the house, it would have been with some strength of mind.mindmind2 ●●●S1W2 verb1feel annoyed [intransitive, transitive usually in questions and negatives]UPSET to feel annoyed or upset about something → objectI don’t mind the heat, in fact I quite like it.The expression on Dan’s face showed that he did mind, very much.I wouldn’t have minded if she’d asked me first.mind doing somethingDid you mind being away from home for so long?mind somebody doing somethingDon’t your parents mind you staying out so late?mind thatHe didn’t mind that other people in the village thought him odd.RegisterThe expression mind/not mind (something) is used especially in spoken English. In written English, people often use object/not object (to something) instead:Many people do not object to paying higher taxes for better services.Would you object if we changed a few details?2 →not mind doing something3 →not mind4 →mind your own business5 →be minding your own businessSPOKEN PHRASES6 →never mind7 →I wouldn’t mind (doing) something8 →would/do you mind ...?9 →mind you10 →mind!11 →mind how you go12 →mind you do something13 →never you mind14 →do you mind!15 →if you don’t mind16 →if you don’t mind my saying so/if you don’t mind me asking17 →I don’t mind admitting/telling you/saying etc18 →don’t mind me19 →don’t mind her/him etc20 →(I) don’t mind if I do21take care of something/somebody [transitive] British Englisha)RESPONSIBLEto be responsible for something for a short time syn watchWill you mind my bag while I buy my ticket?b)LOOK AFTER somebodyto take care of a child while their parents are not there syn look afterMy sister minds the baby while I’m at yoga.22 →mind the shop23 →mind your manners/language/p’s and q’s24obey [transitive] American EnglishOBEY to obey someone’s instructions or adviceSome dogs will mind instructions better than others.GrammarUsing the progressive• In most of its meanings, mind is not used in the progressive. • One common exception is the expression be minding your own business (sense 5).• Mind can also be used in the progressive when it means ‘take care of’ (senses 21 and 22): I’m just minding the shop while she’s having lunch.Using the passive• In most of its meanings, mind is not used in the passive. • Mind can only be used in the passive when it means ‘take care of’ (senses 21 and 22): The children are being minded by a neighbour. →mind out→ See Verb table
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mind• Are you sure your mother doesn't mind?• When you only used to do four or five a year - never mind five in one weekend.• You might not mindfur on blankets and bedspreads, but the next guest could be allergic to animals.• Of course I don't mind if you bring a few friends over.• Owen knew this and didn't mind it.• Never mind love, never mind passion.• Never mindopponentslacking the bottle to take on the Old Trafford stars.• Though whether he minded or not I'd no idea.• Mothers who work part-time are able to mind other people's children when they are not working.• The woman who mindsPip and Emma collects them from school and gives them an evening meal.• Nobody seems to mind that much.• He spends as much time as his wifeminding the children.mind that• Bear in mind that all sections must add up to the overalllengthmeasurement.• David says his parents don't mind that he spends so much time on his computer.• Never mind that I hadn't remembered my birthday either.• We made up our minds that, if business didn't get better by June, we'd sell it.• In assessing their contribution it should be borne in mind that many parish roads were improved while many turnpikes were neglected.• Never mind thatphilosophical training in logic is another source of critical thinking skills.• But it was not with this intervention level in mind that the rule of law and variousprotectivejudicialprinciples were formulated.• The moment it becomes unprofitable to do so, there is no doubt in my mind that the tree-farmers will abandon these forests.• But as was stated above, it must always be borne in mind that these models are ideal types.• But keep in mind that this is fiction.mind!mind!British EnglishWARN used to warn someone to be careful because they might hurt themselves or someone else, or damage somethingMind that bike, James!Mind you don’t fall!mind your head/fingers etcMind your head – the ceiling’s a bit low.mind how/where/who etcIt’s slippery, so mind where you’re walking! →mind
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mind how/where/who etc• With Dad around, the Sowerby girls have to mind how as well as what they eat.• The Bible is no academictome with an esotericappeal to those with scholarlyminds who can handleabstractconcepts.• I don't mind how many men you've slept with.• Never mind howsilly they are.• Michael came to mountaineering through its literature and found some one of a like mind who was also keen to start.• You have to resolve in your own mind who you want to owe this money to.• Step 9 Be quite clear in your mind how your child must change in order for the situation to improve.MINDMIND /maɪnd/a Britishcharity organization which gives advice and practical help to people who are mentally ill and to their families, and which tries to make people in general understand more about mentalillnessFrom Longman Business Dictionarymindmind /maɪnd/ nounMARKETING1front of mind if a brand or company is front of mind, people think of it as a possible choice when buying a particular type of productAn email newsletter will keep your brand front of mind.Pirelli is trying to establish itself as a front-of-mind brand when it comes to buying tyres.2share of mind (also mind share) how many people recognize and think of a particular brand or company compared with its competitorsThe marketing battle is for share of mind.