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mince

noun [U] uk   /mɪns/ UK ( US ground beef) us  
meat, usually beef, that has been cut up into very small pieces, often using a special machine

mince

verb uk   /mɪns/ us  

mince verb (WALK)

[I] to walk with small, delicate steps, in a way that does not look natural: He minced across the room in a pair of tight pink trousers.

mince verb (MEAT)

[T] to cut food, especially meat, into very small pieces, often using a special machine: Mince two pounds of chicken finely. The lamb is minced, mixed with spices, and formed into meatballs.
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