mash definition

  • noun:
    • A fermentable starchy blend from which alcohol or spirits could be distilled.
    • an assortment of ground grain and vitamins provided to livestock and fowl.
    • A soft pulpy combination or size.
    • Chiefly British Mashed potatoes.
    • A crushing or grinding.
    • Slang An infatuation or act of flirtation.
    • A mesh
    • scores of blended components reduced to a soft pulpy state by beating or force; quite a few anything in a soft pulpy condition.
    • In brewing, ground or bruised malt, or dinner of rye, grain, corn, or any other grain (or a mixture of malt and meal) steeped and stirred in hot-water to make the wort.
    • Mashed potatoes.
    • a combination of dinner or bran and liquid fed to pets.
    • : chaos; difficulty — Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher
    • an infatuation, a crush, an elegant
    • a dandy, a masher
    • the item of one’s affections (either intercourse)
    • An abbreviation for mobile phone Army Surgical Hospital, composed of the apparatus and employees required to perform disaster operations on injured soldiers, situated in tents close to the front side outlines of combat.
    • A mesh.
    • A mass of blended ingredients decreased to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure; quite a few such a thing in a soft pulpy condition. Specifically (Brewing), surface or bruised malt, or dinner of rye, grain, corn, or any other grain (or an assortment of malt and meal) steeped and stirred in hot water in making the wort.
    • A mixture of meal or bran and liquid fed to creatures.
    • in pretty bad shape; trouble.
    • a mix or mass of components outdone or stirred together in a promiscuous fashion; especially, a mess of bran and whole grain, or of dinner, stirred with boiling-water, or a mixture of boiled turnips and bran, etc., for feeding farm stock.
    • Softness produced by beating or bruising; a pulpy condition or condition: in phrase every to mash, or all to a mash.
    • In brewing and distilling, a combination of floor whole grain, malted or elsewhere prepared, and water.
    • in pretty bad shape, combination, or jumble; confusion; condition; difficulty.
    • A double-headed hammer for breaking coals.
    • [⟨ mash, transitive verb, 3.] One who gains the love or sentimental admiration of another: because, he is evidently the woman mash.
    • An obsolete as a type of mesh.
    • A dialectal form of marsh.
    • In Asia, some sort of bean, Phaseolus radiatus.
    • an assortment of mashed malt grains and hot water; found in brewing
    • combination of ground pet feeds
  • verb-transitive:
    • To convert (malt or whole grain) into mash.
    • to transform into a soft pulpy blend: mash potatoes.
    • To break or work. See Synonyms at crush.
    • Chiefly Southern & Southern Midland U.S. to utilize stress to; press.
    • Slang To flirt with or make sexual improvements to.
    • to transform into a mash; to cut back to a soft pulpy state by beating or force; to bruise; to crush.
  • verb:
    • to transform into a mash; to reduce to a soft pulpy condition by beating or force; 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, in to the mash which makes wort.
    • To press straight down difficult (on).
    • to press.
    • To prepare a cup of tea (in a teapot), substitute for brew
    • to flirt, which will make eyes, to produce romantic advances
    • talk or behave amorously, without severe intentions
    • to compress with physical violence, regarding normal shape or problem
    • minimize to tiny pieces or particles by beating or abrading
  • others:
    • to produce a mash of by infusing or steeping in water, as malt in brewing.
    • To push or beat into a confused size; crush by beating or stress: as, to mash apples in a mill.
    • To gain the affection or sentimental admiration of (one of many opposite sex). See masher, 3.
    • Synonyms Crush, etc. See dash.
    • To act furiously; be violent: since, to go mashing around.

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