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mint

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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mintmint1 /mษชnt/ โ—โ—โ—‹ noun ๐Ÿ”Š ๐Ÿ”Š 1 mint.jpg [uncountable]HBPDFC a small plant with green leaves that have a fresh smell and taste and are used in cooking ๐Ÿ”Š new potatoes sprinkled with chopped mint ๐Ÿ”Š roast lamb with mint sauce ๐Ÿ”Š Decorate with a sprig of mint.2 [countable]DF a sweet that tastes of peppermint (=a type of mint with a strong fresh taste) ๐Ÿ”Š We sat in the back row, sucking mints. ๐Ÿ”Š Would you like a mint?3 โ†’ a mint4 [countable]PEC a place where coins are officially made ๐Ÿ”Š coins issued by the Royal Mint
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mintโ€ข Well, pop a mint, our friends, head for the hills, and pick your teeth with a mesquite twig.โ€ข He helps himself to a mint from a fancy glass bowl on the coffee table.โ€ข But he has finally won a mint.โ€ข Pennyroyal, a type of mint, is effective against fleas so attach a few dried pennyroyal leaves to your pet's collar.โ€ข Eat smaller meals and try soda mints or indigestion tablets.โ€ข Children will have the opportunity to create money for the Storyopolis mint.sprig of mintโ€ข Chill and serve with ice-cubes and a sprig of mint.โ€ข Decorate with a slice of kiwi and a sprig of mint.โ€ข To serve, spoon the sorbet into the reserved mango skins or in individual glasses and decorate with sprigs of mint.
Related topics: Currencies
mintmint2 verb [transitive] ๐Ÿ”Š ๐Ÿ”Š PECto make a coin ๐Ÿ”Š Only 2,000 of the special commemorative coins are being minted.
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mintโ€ข A more perfect ski day had not yet been minted.โ€ข He minted coins and his patronage of continental missionary activity is a noticeable feature of his reign.โ€ข a newly minted engineering graduateโ€ข He minted his own silver pieces, and enjoyed music, thinking, inventing, sailing and restoring old houses.โ€ข This indicates that the two denominations were minted in the same part of his reign.โ€ข But sometimes unscrupulous leaders added coins to the money supply by minting new coins that contained less gold and silver.
mintmint3 adjective ๐Ÿ”Š ๐Ÿ”Š 1 โ†’ in mint condition2 British English informal very goodFrom Longman Business Dictionarymintmint1 /mษชnt/ noun [countable]1FINANCEthe Royal Mint2a mint informal a very large amount of moneyWhen she eventually sold the business she made a mint.As the major shareholder he must be worth a mint.mintmint2 verb [transitive] MANUFACTURINGto manufacture coinsthe right of a country to mint its own coinsโ†’ See Verb table
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Verb table
mint
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theymint
he, she, itmints
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyminted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave minted
he, she, ithas minted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad minted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill mint
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have minted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam minting
he, she, itis minting
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you, we, theyare minting
Past
I, he, she, itwas minting
you, we, theywere minting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been minting
he, she, ithas been minting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been minting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be minting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been minting
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