Mash meaning

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A fermentable starchy mixture from which alcohol or spirits can be distilled.
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A mixture of ground grain and nutrients fed to livestock and fowl.
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Mash is defined as to crush, grind or smash into a soft thick mixture.

An example of mash is smashing soft boiled potatoes into a soft and thick texture.

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A soft pulpy mixture or mass.
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Mashed potatoes.
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A crushing or grinding.
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An infatuation or act of flirtation.
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To convert (malt or grain) into mash.
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To convert into a soft pulpy mass by pounding or crushing.

Mash potatoes.

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To apply pressure to; press.
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To flirt with or make sexual advances to.
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Crushed or ground malt or meal soaked in hot water for making wort, used in brewing beer.
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A mixture of bran, meal, etc. in warm water, for feeding horses, cattle, etc.
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Any soft mixture or mass.
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Mashed potatoes.
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To mix (crushed malt, etc.) in hot water for making wort.
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To change into a soft or uniform mass by beating, crushing, etc.
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To crush and injure or damage.
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To make sexual advances to; flirt with.
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(obsolete) A mesh.
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(uncountable) A mass of mixed ingredients reduced to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure; a mass of anything in a soft pulpy state.
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In brewing, ground or bruised malt, or meal of rye, wheat, corn, or other grain (a mixture of malt and meal) steeped and stirred in hot water for making the wort.
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Mashed potatoes.
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A mixture of meal or bran and water fed to animals.
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To convert into a mash; to reduce to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure; to bruise; to crush; as, to mash apples in a mill, or potatoes with a pestle. Specifically (Brewing), to convert, as malt, or malt and meal, into the mash which makes wort.
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To press down hard (on).

To mash on a bicycle pedal.

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(southern US, informal) To press.
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(UK) To prepare a cup of tea (in a teapot), alternative to brew; used mainly in Northern England.
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To flirt, to make eyes, to make romantic advances.
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(obsolete) An infatuation, a crush, a fancy.
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(obsolete) A dandy, a masher.
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(obsolete) The object of one's affections (either sex)
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Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.
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The definition of mash is a fermentable starchy mixture used for distillation, a mixture of grains used to feed livestock, or a soft thick mixture of ingredients.

An example of mash is a mixture of smashed rye grain used for distilling whiskey.

An example of mash is a smashed corn used to feed cattle.

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Origin of mash

  • Middle English mash- (as in mashfat mash tub) from Old English māsc, *mǣsc, māx- (in māxwyrt wort) meik- in Indo-European roots V., sense 4, perhaps from Romani mash to entice
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English mash, mash-, from Old English mÇ£sc-, māsc-, māx-, from Proto-Germanic *maiskaz, *maiskō (“mixture, mash"), from Proto-Indo-European *meiǵ-, *meiḱ- (“to mix"). Akin to German Meisch, Maische (“mash"), (compare meischen, maischen (“to mash, wash")), Swedish mäsk (“mash"), and to Old English miscian (“to mix"). See mix.
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  • Either by analogy with mash (“to press, to soften"), or more likely from Romani masha (“a fascinator, an enticer"), mashdva (“fascination, enticement"). Originally used in theater, and recorded in US in 1870s. Either originally used as mash, or a backformation from masher, from masha. Leland writes of the etymology:
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  • See mesh
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