mince-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: MINCE WORDS: make less severe or harsh; talk around something

Commentary: Is: MINCE WORDS

Let's not mince words here, Tom.
Sometimes it pays to mince words when dealing with a new client.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: Walk daintily.

She found it offensive that someone would say that she minced.
John minced across the stage.

VerbNet: run-51.3.2
FrameNet: Self_motion
PropBank: mince.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: Cut into small pieces or as if into small pieces, possibly with the effect of destroying.

Carol minced the garlic for the stew.
The class minced his argument until there was nothing left.
The machine minces ice so drinks cool faster.

VerbNet: carve-21.2-1
FrameNet: Cutting
PropBank: mince.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3