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mine

mine

noun [C] uk   /maɪn/ us  

mine noun [C] (HOLE)

B2 a hole or system of holes in the ground where substances such as coal, metal, and salt are removed: a coal/salt/gold mine a mine shaft My grandfather used to work in (UK also down) the mines.Mining and quarrying

mine noun [C] (BOMB)

a type of bomb put below the earth or in the sea that explodes when vehicles, ships, or people go over it: He was killed when his tank ran over a mine. The US forces were clearing the surrounding area of mines.
See also
Bombs and missiles

mine

verb uk   /maɪn/ us  

mine verb (DIG)

[I or T] to dig coal or another substance out of the ground: They're mining for salt. They mine a lot of copper around these parts.Mining and quarryingDigging

mine verb (BOMB)

[T often passive] to place or hide mines in an area of land or sea: The desert was heavily mined.Detonation and bombardment

mine

determiner uk   /maɪn/ old use us  
used in the past instead of 'my' before nouns that begin with a vowel or h: mine eyes mine hostPossessive forms
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