HyperDic: mince

English > 4 senses of the word mince:
VERBcommunicationmince, soften, moderatemake less severe or harsh / harsh / harsh / harsh / harsh / harsh
motionmincewalk daintily
contactmincecut into small pieces
NOUNfoodmincefood chopped into small bits
mince > pronunciation
Soundsmih'ns
Rhymescompetence ... wince: 11 rhymes with ihns...
English > mince: 4 senses > noun 1, food
MeaningFood chopped into small bits.
Example"a mince of mushrooms"
Broadernutriment, nourishment, nutrition, sustenance, aliment, alimentation, victualsA source of materials to nourish the body
Spanishcarne picada, picadillo
Catalancarn picada, carn trinxada
Verbsmincecut into small pieces
English > mince: 4 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningmake less severe or harsh / harsh / harsh / harsh / harsh / harsh.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymssoften, moderate
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
English > mince: 4 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningwalk daintily.
PatternSomebody ----s
ModelThe children mince to the playground
Example"She minced down the street"
BroaderwalkUse one's feet to advance
Spanishcaminar con afectación
Catalanfer passetes
English > mince: 4 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningcut into small pieces.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThe chefs mince the vegetables
Example"mince the garlic"
Broaderchop, chop upcut into pieces
Spanishdesmenuzar, picar
Catalanesbocinar, esmicar, esmicolar
Nounsmincefood chopped into small bits
mincera kitchen utensil that cuts or chops food (especially meat) into small pieces

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