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English definition of “mind”

mind

verb (BE ANNOYED)    /maɪnd/
A2 [I or T] (used in questions and negatives ) to be annoyed or worried by something: Do you think he'd mind if I borrowed his book ? [+ -ing verb] I don't mind hav ing a dog in the house so long as it's clean .informal I wouldn't mind (= I would like) something to eat , actually . Would you mind turn ing (= please turn ) your radio down a little please ? Do you mind if I (= may I) put the TV on? [+ obj + -ing verb ] Do you mind me smok ing ? [+ question word] I don't mind what you wear so long as it's not that awful pink shirt . I'd prefer to stay in tonight , if you don't mind.mainly UK "Would you like tea or coffee ?" "I don't mind - either."Not liking do you mind? said to someone when you feel annoyed with that person for what they have just done or said: Do you mind? That's my seat you're sitting on!Expressions of anger Grammar:MindGrammar:Mind as a verbWe use the verb mind to mean ‘take care or be careful of or about something’, or ‘pay attention to something’. In this meaning, we usually use it in the imperative:Grammar:Mind as a nounThe noun mind refers to the part of a person that enables them to think, feel emotions and be aware of things:Grammar:Mind: typical errors
(Definition of mind verb (BE ANNOYED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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