- vt. 切碎；矫揉做作地说
- vi. 装腔作势；碎步走
- n. 切碎物，肉馅
1. minute => mince.
2. Etymologically, to mince something is to make it extremely 'small'.
3. It is ultimately from minutus "small".
4. => chop in little pieces.
- mince:  Etymologically, to mince something is to make it extremely ‘small’. The word comes via Old French mincier from Vulgar Latin *minūtiāre, a derivative of Latin minūtia ‘small thing’. This in turn was based on minūtus ‘small’, source of English minute.
- mince (v.)
- late 14c., "to chop in little pieces," from Old French mincier "make into small pieces," from Vulgar Latin *minutiare "make small," from Late Latin minutiæ "small bits," from Latin minutus "small" (see minute (adj.)). Of speech, "to clip affectedly in imitation of elegance," 1540s; of words or language, "to restrain in the interest of decorum," 1590s. Meaning "to walk with short or precise steps" is from 1560s. Related: Minced; mincing.
- mince (n.)
- "minced meat," 1850; see mincemeat.
- 1. The doctors didn't mince their words, and predicted the worst.
- 2. Brown the mince in a frying pan.
- 3. Would you like me to mince the meat for you?
- 你要我替你把肉切碎 吗 ?
- 4. Don't mince matters , but speak plainly.
- 不要含糊其词, 有话就直说吧.
- 5. Mince the meat and the onion.
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