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verb mind pronunciation in American English /maɪnd/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleminding
past tenseminded
past participleminded
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] [usually in negatives or questions] to feel annoyed, upset, or unhappy about something
    I don’t mind the heat (=the heat is not a problem to me).
    I wouldn’t have minded, but she didn’t even call to cancel our date.
    I wouldn’t mind him staying if he helped around the house.
    mind if: Do you mind if we use my car tonight?
  2. 2
    [transitive] American to obey someone, especially a parent or teacher
    You’d better mind me, or you’re going to your room!
  3. 3
    [transitive] [always in imperative] British to be careful about something
    Mind the step (=do not fall over it).



a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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