mince Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “mince” in the English Dictionary

"mince" in British English

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mincenoun [U]

uk   us   /mɪns/ UK (US ground beef)
meat, usually beef, that has been ​cut up into very ​smallpieces, often using a ​specialmachine


uk   us   /mɪns/

mince verb (WALK)

[I] to ​walk with ​small, ​delicatesteps, in a way that does not ​looknatural: He minced ​across the ​room in a ​pair of ​tightpinktrousers.

mince verb (MEAT)

[T] to ​cutfood, ​especiallymeat, into very ​smallpieces, often using a ​specialmachine: Mince two ​pounds of ​chickenfinely. The ​lamb is minced, ​mixed with ​spices, and ​formed into ​meatballs.
(Definition of mince from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mince" in American English

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minceverb [T]

 us   /mɪns/
to ​cutfood into very ​smallpieces: Mince the ​onion and ​sauté it in ​butter.
adjective [not gradable]  us   /mɪnst/
minced ​garlic/​onions/​parsley
(Definition of mince from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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