mince definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To cut or slice into very small pieces.
    • To subdivide (land, for instance) into moment parts.
    • To pronounce in an affected way, just like examined style and refinement.
    • To reasonable or restrain (terms) for the sake of politeness and decorum; euphemize: Don't mince terms: state everything you suggest.
    • To reduce into tiny pieces; to chop good; to hash.
    • To control or damage the power of; to extenuate; to palliate; to share with by degrees, in place of straight and honestly; to cut, as words or expressions; to total half and keep straight back 50 % of.
    • To impact; to produce a parade of.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To go with very short actions or with exaggerated primness.
    • To speak in an affected way.
    • To go with short tips; to walk in a prim, affected fashion.
    • to behave or consult with affected nicety; to impact delicacy in way.
  • noun:
    • Finely sliced food, specifically mincemeat.
    • Finely sliced beef.
    • Finely sliced mixed fruit used in Christmas time pies; mincemeat.
    • An affected (usually dainty or quick and accurate) gait.
    • An affected manner, especially of talking; an affectation.
    • a quick, exact step; an affected manner.
    • just like mince-meat.
    • meals sliced into small bits
  • verb:
    • which will make less; make tiny.
    • to minimize; diminish; to diminish in talking; speak of gently or slightingly; minimise.
    • To impact mincingly.
    • To cut into very small pieces; to chop good.
    • To control or deteriorate the power of; to extenuate; to palliate; to share with by degrees, as opposed to straight and honestly; to cut, as words or expressions; to utter 1 / 2 and hold back 50 % of.
    • To affect; to pronounce affectedly or with an accent.
    • To stroll with short steps; to walk-in a prim, affected manner.
    • to behave or talk to affected nicety; to influence delicacy in manner.
    • to decrease the force of.
    • make less severe or harsh
    • walk daintily
    • cut into tiny pieces
  • others:
    • to create less; make small; particularly, to reduce or slice into tiny pieces: as, to mince beef.
    • to reduce; reduce; especially, to diminish in speaking; speak of gently or slightingly; minimize.
    • To utter primly: deliver or show forth sparingly or perhaps in a half-spoken means; thus, to show with affected delicacy; usage affectation regarding: because, to mince your words or a narrative; to mince the lapses of the neighbors; a minced oath.
    • To impact mincingly.
    • To go with quick actions or with affected nicety; affect delicacy in manner.
    • To consult affected beauty.

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