Meaning of “mine” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /maɪn/
DIG [ I, T ]

to dig out of the ground minerals such as coal, metals, and valuable stones:

Tin was mined in this area for hundreds of years.
He made his fortune mining for gold and diamonds.
BOMB [ T ]

to put mines (= bombs) in the ground or water:

The southern coast was heavily mined during the war.

(Definition of “mine verb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)