Mash - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |mæʃ|  American pronunciation of the word mash
Brit.  |mæʃ|  British pronunciation of the word mash

noun

- a mixture of mashed malt grains and hot water; used in brewing
- mixture of ground animal feeds

verb

- to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition (syn: crush, squash, squeeze, squelch)
- talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions (syn: butterfly, coquet, coquette, dally, flirt, philander, romance)
- reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading(syn: bray, comminute, crunch, grind)

Examples

The streets are one mash of snow.

One of his great toes was crushed into a mash.

His will is an extraordinary mash of grammar.

Two cars were mashed up in a bad crash on the main road.

He is fond of mashing on to young and pretty women.

Mash the bananas.

I certainly seemed to have a mash on her. (O. Henry)

She's a hot-headed little virago, your mash. (R. Kipling)

Mash the bananas to a pulp.

bangers and mash (=sausages and mashed potato)

...bangers and mash is classic British pub cuisine...

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: mash
he/she/it: mashes
present participle: mashing
past tense: mashed
past participle: mashed
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