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mine

pronoun  /mɑɪn/ us  

mine pronoun (BELONGING TO ME)

belonging to me, or that which belongs to me: "Whose bag is this?" "It’s mine." Your hair is longer than mine. She’s a friend of mine.

mine

noun [C]  /mɑɪn/ us  

mine noun [C] (HOLE)

a deep hole in the ground made for the removal of coal and other substances by digging: a gold mine A mine is also where something can be found: Belinda is a mine of information about home decorating.

mine noun [C] (BOMB)

a bomb put underground or in the sea that explodes when vehicles, ships, or people go over or near it A mine detector is a device used to discover whether there are mines in a particular area.

mine

verb  /mɑɪn/ us  

mine verb (DIG IN HOLE)

[I/T] to remove coal or other substances from a deep hole in the ground: [T] They mine copper in this area.

mine verb (BOMB)

[T] to hide mines in an area: The desert has been heavily mined.
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