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verb mine pronunciation in American English /maɪn/
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present tense
I/you/we/theymine
he/she/itmines
present participlemining
past tensemined
past participlemined
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to dig a large hole or tunnel in the ground in order to get coal, gold, etc., or to take coal, gold, etc. from such a hole or tunnel
    an area where tin is mined
    mine for: People still mine for coal in this area.
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  2. 2
    [transitive] to hide bombs under the ground or under water
    The road was heavily mined.

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