mine - definition and synonyms

 
verb 

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/maɪn/
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.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to hide bombs under the ground or under water

    The road was heavily mined.