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verb     mind pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleminding
past tenseminded
past participleminded
  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] [always in imperative] British to take care or be careful about something

    Mind the step (=do not fall over it).

    mind (that):

    Mind you don’t spill that drink.

  3. 3
    [transitive] British to look after someone or something for a short time

    Could you mind the children for me for five minutes?

  4. 4
    [transitive] American to obey someone, especially a parent or teacher

    You’d better mind me, or you’re going to your room!

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