UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈmaɪnɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(mīning)

From the verb mine: (⇒ conjugate)
mining is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n as adj
  1. mining [drills, tools, equipment]
  2. a mining [hat, helmet, flashlight]
  3. [a fall, a rise, a decrease] in mining activity
  4. used to be a mining [village, town]
  5. mining operations have [ceased, stopped, recommenced]
  6. a [coal, gold, diamond] -mining company
  7. mining [jobs, techniques, operations]
  8. [jobs, opportunities] in the mining industry
  1. [coal, uranium, diamond, gold, ore] mining
  2. the mining of [coal]
  3. [coal] mining has [stopped, ceased, decreased]
  4. [subsidies, initiatives, help] for [coal] mining
  5. [coal] mining is the [key, main] industry
  6. [tools, machines, drills, equipment] for mining
  7. mining is the [area's, country's] main [income source, industry]
WordReference English Collocations © 2020


Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. a [coal, gold, diamond, salt, copper] mine
  2. worked [in, down] the [coal] mines
  3. [digging, excavating, drilling] in the mine
  4. [open, close] a mine (in)
  5. is a mine of [information, trivia]
  6. a [rich, walking, veritable] mine of [information]
  7. [diffuse, spot, deactivate] a land mine
  8. the [jeep, truck, tank] ran over a (land) mine
  1. mine for [gold, silver, iron]
  2. mine in [Colorado]
  3. mine responsibly
  4. mine the [mountain, hill, ground]
  5. mine the [mountain] [dry, out]
  6. mine to [make, produce, provide]
  7. mine [information, data, bitcoins]
  8. mine [sources, references, the Internet] (for information)
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