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English definition of “mine”


noun   /maɪn/
a hole in the ground where people dig out coal, gold, etc.
a bomb hidden in the ground or water that explodes when it is touched: He was killed when he drove over a mine.
(Definition of mine noun from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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