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hash1

[hash] /hæʃ/
noun
1.
a dish of diced or chopped meat and often vegetables, as of leftover corned beef or veal and potatoes, sautéed in a frying pan or of meat, potatoes, and carrots cooked together in gravy.
2.
a mess, jumble, or muddle:
a hash of unorganized facts and figures.
3.
a reworking of old and familiar material:
This essay is a hash of several earlier and better works.
4.
Computers. garbage (def 7).
5.
Radio and Television Slang. electrical noise on a radio or snow in a television picture caused by interfering outside sources that generate sparking.
verb (used with object)
6.
to chop into small pieces; make into hash; mince.
7.
to muddle or mess up:
We thought we knew our parts, but when the play began we hashed the whole thing.
8.
to discuss or review (something) thoroughly (often followed by out):
They hashed out every aspect of the issue.
Verb phrases
9.
hash over, to bring up again for consideration; discuss, especially in review:
At the class reunion they hashed over their college days.
Idioms
10.
make a hash of, to spoil or botch:
The new writer made a hash of his first assignment.
11.
settle someone's hash, Informal. to get rid of; subdue:
Her blunt reply really settled my hash.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < French hacher to cut up, derivative of hache ax, hatchet
Related forms
unhashed, adjective
Synonyms
10. bungle, butcher, muddle, mess up, flub. 9. review, recall, reminisce, recollect, remember.
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British Dictionary definitions for hashes over

hash1

/hæʃ/
noun
1.
a dish of diced cooked meat, vegetables, etc, reheated in a sauce
2.
something mixed up
3.
a reuse or rework of old material
4.
(informal) make a hash of
  1. to mix or mess up
  2. to defeat or destroy
5.
(informal) settle someone's hash, fix someone's hash, to subdue or silence someone
verb (transitive)
6.
to chop into small pieces
7.
to mix or mess up
Word Origin
C17: from Old French hacher to chop up, from hachehatchet

hash2

/hæʃ/
noun
1.
(slang) short for hashish

hash3

/hæʃ/
noun
1.
the character (#) used to precede a number
2.
this sign used in printing or writing to indicate that a space should be inserted
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Word Origin and History for hashes over

hash

v.

1650s, "to hack, chop into small pieces," from French hacher "chop up," from Old French hache "ax" (see hatchet). Hash browns is short for hash browned potatoes (1917), with the -ed omitted, as in mash potatoes. The hash marks on a football field were so called 1960s, from similarity to hash marks, armed forces slang for "service stripes on the sleeve of a military uniform" (1909), which supposedly were called that because they mark the number of years one has had free food (hash (n.1)) from the Army; but perhaps there is a connection with the noun form of hatch (v.2).

n.

"a stew," 1660s, from hash (v.). Meaning "a mix, a mess" is from 1735.

short for hashish, 1959.

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hashes over in Medicine

hash (hāsh)
n.
Hashish.

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Slang definitions & phrases for hashes over

hash

adjective

Excellent; wonderful; cool (1960s+ Cool talk)

noun

Hashish (1950s+ Narcotics)

verb
  1. To discuss, esp at length; hash over: They had hashed and rehashed for many a frugal conversational meal (1920+)
  2. hash up (1663+)
Related Terms

make hamburger (or hash or mincemeat) out of someone or something, settle someone's hash, sling hash


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Idioms and Phrases with hashes over

hash

In addition to the idiom beginning with
hash
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