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mash

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verb \ˈmash\

Definition of mash

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to reduce to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure b :  crush, smash <mash a finger>

  3. 2 :  to subject (as crushed malt) to the action of water with heating and stirring in preparing wort

Did You Know?

Those shot by Cupid's arrow know that love can spur a desire to hold one's beloved tightly and never let go. Perhaps that embracing feeling of love is why mash, originally a word for an act of squeezing and crushing, became a term for an intense infatuation, or the object of it, in 1870. The more popular crush showed its loving side in 1884, and main squeeze had begun crossing the lips of sweethearts by 1926. Mash itself is not widely used today, but the compound mash note, referring to a love letter, has enjoyed many happy years since its union in 1890.

13th Century

First Known Use of mash

13th century

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mash

noun

Definition of mash

  1. 1 :  a mixture of ground feeds for livestock

  2. 2 :  crushed malt or grain meal steeped and stirred in hot water to produce wort

  3. 3 :  a soft pulpy mass

  4. 4 British :  mashed potatoes

Origin and Etymology of mash

Middle English mash-, from Old English māx-; akin to Middle High German meisch mash


First Known Use: 1577

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mash

noun

Definition of mash

  1. :  crush 4

Origin and Etymology of mash

perhaps from 1mash


First Known Use: 1870


4

mash

verb

Definition of mash

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to flirt with or seek the affection of

1877

First Known Use of mash

1877


MASH

abbreviation

Definition of MASH

  1. mobile army surgical hospital



MASH Defined for Kids

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mash

play
verb \ˈmash\

Definition of mash for Students

mashed

mashing

  1. :  to make into a soft mass


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mash

play
noun

Definition of mash for Students

  1. 1 :  a mixture of ground feeds used for feeding livestock

  2. 2 :  a mass of something made soft by beating or crushing

  3. 3 :  a wet mixture of crushed malt or grain used to make alcoholic drinks


Medical Dictionary

MASH

abbreviation

Medical Definition of MASH

  1. mobile army surgical hospital



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