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/ maInd; maInd/ n 1 [U] ability to be aware of things and to think and feel ; : have the right qualities of mind for the job * have complete peace of mind . 2 [C] (a) ability to reason; intellectual powers ; ; : have a brilliant, logical, simple, etc mind . (b) person who uses his reasoning or intellectual powers well : He is one of the greatest minds of the age. . 3 [C] person's thoughts or attention ; : Are you quite clear in your own mind what you ought to do? ? * Don't let your mind wander! ! 4 [C] ability to remember; memory ; : I can't think where I've left my umbrella; my mind's a complete blank! , ! 5 [U, C] normal condition of one's mental faculties; sanity ; : be sound in mind and body * He's 94 and his mind is going, ie he is becoming senile. 94, . 6 (idm ) absence of mind => absence. at the back of one's mind => back1. be in one's right mind => right1. be in two `minds about sth/doing sth feel doubtful about or hesitate over sth : I was in two minds about leaving London: my friends were there, but the job abroad was a good one. ; , . be/take a load/weight off sb's mind cause one/sb great relief []: Paying my mortgage was an enormous weight off my mind! , ! be of one `mind (about sb/sth) agree or have the same opinion (about sb/sth) [], . be on one's `mind; have sth on one's `mind (cause sb to) worry about sth : My deputy has resigned, so I've got a lot on my mind just now. , . be ,out of one's `mind (infml ) be crazy or mad ; : You must be out of your mind if you think I'm going to lend you 50! 50, ! bear in mind that... => bear2. bear/keep sb/sth in `mind remember sb/sth []: We have no vacancies now, but we'll certainly bear your application in mind. , . bend one's mind to sth => bend1. blow one's/sb's mind => blow1. boggle sb's/the mind => boggle. bring/call sb/sth to mind recall sb/sth to one's memory []: I know her face but I can't call her name to mind. , . cast one's mind back => cast1. change one's/sb's mind => change1. close one's mind to sth=> close4. come/spring to `mind present itself to one's thoughts : `Have you any suggestions?' `Nothing immediately springs to mind.' `?'`.' concentrate one's/the mind => concentrate. cross one's mind => cross2. ease sb's conscience/mind => ease2. frame of mind => frame1. give one's mind to sth concentrate on or direct all one's attention to sth . give sb a piece of one's mind => piece1. go out of/slip one's `mind be forgotten ; . have, etc an enquiring, etc turn of mind => turn2. have a memory/mind like a sieve => sieve. have a mind of one's `own be capable of forming opinions, making decisions, etc independently ; . have a (good) mind to do sth (infml ) have a (strong) desire to do sth : I'd a good mind to smack him for being so rude! , ! have half a mind to do sth (infml ) feel a moderate desire to do sth . have/keep an open mind => open1. have it in mind to do sth (fml ) intend to do sth : I have it in mind to ask her advice when I see her. . have sb/sth in mind (for sth) be considering sb/sth as suitable (for sth) []: Who do you have in mind for the job? ? in one's mind's `eye in one's imagination; in one's memory ; : In my mind's eye, I can still see the house where I was born. . keep one's mind on sth continue to pay attention to sth; not be distracted from sth ; : Keep your mind on the job! ! know one's own mind => know. make up one's `mind come to a decision ; : I've made up my mind to be a doctor. .* Have you made your mind up where to go for your holiday? ? make up one's mind to (doing) sth (fml ) come to accept sth that cannot be changed, etc : As we can't afford a bigger house we must make up our minds to staying here. , . a meeting of minds => meeting. the mind/imagination boggles => boggle. ,mind over `matter mental powers regarded as being stronger than those of the body or physical objects : Keeping to a strict diet is a question of mind over matter. , . of the same mind => same1. of unsound mind => unsound. open one's heart/mind to sb => open2. out of sight, out of mind => sight1. pissed out of one's head/mind => piss. poison A's mind against B => poison. presence of mind => presence. prey on sb's mind => prey v. put sb in mind of sb/sth cause sb to think of or remember sb/sth []: Her way of speaking put me in mind of her mother. . put/set one's/sb's `mind at ease/rest cause or enable one/sb to stop worrying []. put/set/turn one's mind to sth give all one's attention to (achieving) sth : You could be a very good writer if you set your `mind to it. , . speak one's mind => speak. stick in one's mind => stick2. take one's/sb's mind off sth help one/sb not to think or worry about sth []: Hard work always takes your mind off domestic problems. . time out of mind => time1. to `my mind according to my way of thinking; in my opinion ; : To `my mind, it's all a lot of nonsense! , ! turn sth over in one's `mind consider or think carefully about sth for some time .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:54
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/ maInd; maInd/ v 1 [Tn] take care of or attend to (sb/sth) , []: mind the baby * Mind my bike while I go into the shop, please. , . * Could you mind the phone (ie answer it if it rings) for five minutes? ? 2 [I, Ipr, Tn, Tf, Tw no passive , Tg, Tsg] ~ about sth/doingsth (esp in questions, negative and conditional sentences and in affirmative sentences that answer a question ) feel annoyance or discomfort at (sth); object to (sth) ; : Did she mind (about) not getting the job? ? * Do you mind the noise? ? * I wouldn't mind (ie I would very much like) a drink. . * She minded very much that he had not come. , . * I don't mind how cold it is. . * Do you mind if I smoke? ? * Would you mind helping me? ie Would you please help me? ? * Do you mind my closing the window? ? 3 [no passive : Tn, Tw] pay attention to or care about (sth) , : There's no need to mind the expense if you're not paying! , ! * Don't mind me! I promise not to disturb you. ! . * I mind what people think about me. . * I mind whether you like me or not. , . 4 [I, Tn, Tf, Tw] be careful about (sb/sth) , []: Mind (ie Don't trip over) that step! ! * Mind your head! eg Be careful not to hit it on the low doorway. ! . * Mind the dog! ie It may be fierce. ! . * This knife is sharp. Mind you don't cut yourself! . ! * Mind you come home before 11 o'clock. , . * Mind where you put those glasses! , ! 5 (idm ) ,do you `mind? (ironic ) please stop that : `Do you mind?' she said, as he pushed into the queue in front of her. , : `, ?' I don't mind if I `do (infml ironic , ) (used when accepting esp a drink gratefully , ): `Will you have a drink?' `I don't mind if I do (ie Yes, please).' `?'`.' ,mind one's ,own `business (esp imperative ) not interfere in other people's affairs ; . ,mind one's ,p's and `q's be careful and polite about what one says or does . mind/watch one's step => step2. ,mind `you; mind (used as an interj ) please note : They're getting divorced, I hear mind you, I'm not surprised.--, . ,never `mind don't worry : `Did you miss the bus? Never mind, there'll be another one in five minutes. `? , .' never mind (doing) sth stop, or don't start, doing sth : ,Never mind ,saying you're `sorry, who's going to pay for the damage you've done? , ? ,never you `mind (infml ) don't ask (because you will not be told) : Never you mind how I found out it's true, isn't it? --, ? 6 (phr v) ,mind `out (infml ) (esp imperative ) allow sb to pass : Mind out (of the way) you're blocking the passage. --. mind out (for sb/sth) beware (of danger, etc) , : Mind out for the traffic when you cross the road. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:54
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/ maInd; maInd/ v 1 [Tn] take care of or attend to (sb/sth) , []: mind the baby * Mind my bike while I go into the shop, please. , . * Could you mind the phone (ie answer it if it rings) for five minutes? ? 2 [I, Ipr, Tn, Tf, Tw no passive , Tg, Tsg] ~ about sth/doingsth (esp in questions, negative and conditional sentences and in affirmative sentences that answer a question ) feel annoyance or discomfort at (sth); object to (sth) ; : Did she mind (about) not getting the job? ? * Do you mind the noise? ? * I wouldn't mind (ie I would very much like) a drink. . * She minded very much that he had not come. , . * I don't mind how cold it is. . * Do you mind if I smoke? ? * Would you mind helping me? ie Would you please help me? ? * Do you mind my closing the window? ? 3 [no passive : Tn, Tw] pay attention to or care about (sth) , : There's no need to mind the expense if you're not paying! , ! * Don't mind me! I promise not to disturb you. ! . * I mind what people think about me. . * I mind whether you like me or not. , . 4 [I, Tn, Tf, Tw] be careful about (sb/sth) , []: Mind (ie Don't trip over) that step! ! * Mind your head! eg Be careful not to hit it on the low doorway. ! . * Mind the dog! ie It may be fierce. ! . * This knife is sharp. Mind you don't cut yourself! . ! * Mind you come home before 11 o'clock. , . * Mind where you put those glasses! , ! 5 (idm ) ,do you `mind? (ironic ) please stop that : `Do you mind?' she said, as he pushed into the queue in front of her. , : `, ?' I don't mind if I `do (infml ironic , ) (used when accepting esp a drink gratefully , ): `Will you have a drink?' `I don't mind if I do (ie Yes, please).' `?'`.' ,mind one's ,own `business (esp imperative ) not interfere in other people's affairs ; . ,mind one's ,p's and `q's be careful and polite about what one says or does . mind/watch one's step => step2. ,mind `you; mind (used as an interj ) please note : They're getting divorced, I hear mind you, I'm not surprised.--, . ,never `mind don't worry : `Did you miss the bus? Never mind, there'll be another one in five minutes. `? , .' never mind (doing) sth stop, or don't start, doing sth : ,Never mind ,saying you're `sorry, who's going to pay for the damage you've done? , ? ,never you `mind (infml ) don't ask (because you will not be told) : Never you mind how I found out it's true, isn't it? --, ? 6 (phr v) ,mind `out (infml ) (esp imperative ) allow sb to pass : Mind out (of the way) you're blocking the passage. --. mind out (for sb/sth) beware (of danger, etc) , : Mind out for the traffic when you cross the road. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:54

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