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minepronoun

us   /mɑɪn/
  • mine pronoun (BELONGING TO ME)

belonging to me, or that which belongs to me: "Whose bag is this?" "It’s mine." Your hair is longer than mine. She’s a friend of mine.

minenoun [C]

us   /mɑɪn/
  • mine noun [C] (HOLE)

a deep hole in the ground made for the removal of coal and other substances by digging: a gold mine
A mine is also where something can be found: Belinda is a mine of information about home decorating.
  • mine noun [C] (BOMB)

a bomb put underground or in the sea that explodes when vehicles, ships, or people go over or near it
A mine detector is a device used to discover whether there are mines in a particular area.

mineverb

us   /mɑɪn/
  • mine verb (DIG IN HOLE)

[I/T] to remove coal or other substances from a deep hole in the ground: [T] They mine copper in this area.
  • mine verb (BOMB)

[T] to hide mines in an area: The desert has been heavily mined.
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"mine" in British English

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minepronoun

uk   /maɪn/ us   /maɪn/
A2 the one(s) belonging to or connected with me: "Whose bag is this?" "It's mine." Your son is the same age as mine. She's an old friend of mine. Mine is the silver car, the convertible.

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minenoun [C]

uk   /maɪn/ us   /maɪn/
  • mine noun [C] (HOLE)

B2 a hole or system of holes in the ground where substances such as coal, metal, and salt are removed: a coal/salt/gold mine a mine shaft My grandfather used to work in (UK also down) the mines.

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  • mine noun [C] (BOMB)

a type of bomb put below the earth or in the sea that explodes when vehicles, ships, or people go over it: He was killed when his tank ran over a mine. The US forces were clearing the surrounding area of mines.
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mineverb

uk   /maɪn/ us   /maɪn/
  • mine verb (DIG)

[I or T] to dig coal or another substance out of the ground: They're mining for salt. They mine a lot of copper around these parts.
  • mine verb (BOMB)

[T often passive] to place or hide mines in an area of land or sea: The desert was heavily mined.

minedeterminer

uk   /maɪn/ us   /maɪn/ old use
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minenoun [C]

uk   /maɪn/ us   NATURAL RESOURCES, PRODUCTION
a place in the ground where substances such as coal, metal, and salt are removed, or the area and buildings around this place: in/down the mine 2,000 people work down the mine. a coal/salt/gold mine a mine shaft

mineverb [I or T]

uk   /maɪn/ us   NATURAL RESOURCES, PRODUCTION
to dig coal or another substance out of the ground: mine for sth They're mining for salt. They mine a lot of copper around these parts.
(Definition of mine from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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