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meanings of mince


  1. To cut into very small pieces; to chop fine.
  2. To walk with short steps; to walk in a prim, affected manner.
  3. To make less; make small.
  4. To effect mincingly.
  5. To say or utter vaguely, not directly or frankly.
  6. To act or talk with affected nicety; to affect delicacy in manner.
  7. To lessen; diminish; to diminish in speaking; speak of lightly or slightingly; minimise.
  8. To affect; to pronounce affectedly or with an accent.
  9. To suppress or weaken the force of.


  1. An eye (from mince pie).
  2. Finely chopped mixed fruit used in Christmas pies; mincemeat.
  3. An affected (often dainty or short and precise) gait.
  4. Finely chopped meat.
  5. An affected manner, especially of speaking; an affectation.

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