"Whose bag is this?" "It's mine."
- He's my sister's friend really, not mine.
- Please could you back your car up a few feet so that I can get mine out of the drive?
- Here, your eyes are better than mine - could you thread this needle for me?
- Could I borrow a pen? I've lost mine.
- Pat's a great friend of mine.
minenoun [ C ]uk /maɪn/ us /maɪn/
mine noun [ C ] (HOLE)
a mine shaft
- The minister maintained that the mines were uneconomic and would have to be closed.
- The nuclear waste is encased in concrete before being sent for storage in disused mines.
- He had worked in the diamond mines of South Africa.
- All the mines in this area were closed down in the 80's.
- The government was severely criticized for its decision to close the mines.
mine noun [ C ] (BOMB)
- They had laid mines across the road.
- Her leg was blown off when the mine exploded.
- We do not know if there are mines in the area.
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