mashes

mash

1 [mash]
verb (used with object)
1.
to crush: He mashed his thumb with a hammer.
2.
to reduce to a soft, pulpy mass, as by beating or pressure, especially in the preparation of food.
3.
to mix (crushed malt or meal of grain) with hot water to form wort.
noun
4.
a soft, pulpy mass.
5.
a pulpy condition.
6.
a mixture of boiled grain, bran, meal, etc., fed warm to horses and cattle.
7.
crushed malt or meal of grain mixed with hot water to form wort.
8.
British Slang. mashed potatoes.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English mǣsc-, masc- (in compounds); cognate with German Maische

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mash

2 [mash] Older Slang.
noun
1.
a flirtation or infatuation.
2.
a flirt; sweetheart; lover.
verb (used with object)
3.
to flirt with; court the affections of.

Origin:
1880–85; orig. theatrical argot; of uncertain origin

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mash (mæʃ)
 
n
1.  a soft pulpy mass or consistency
2.  agriculture a feed of bran, meal, or malt mixed with water and fed to horses, cattle, or poultry
3.  (esp in brewing) a mixture of mashed malt grains and hot water, from which malt is extracted
4.  informal (Brit) mashed potatoes
5.  dialect (Northern English) a brew of tea
 
vb
6.  to beat or crush into a mash
7.  to steep (malt grains) in hot water in order to extract malt, esp for making malt liquors
8.  dialect (Northern English) to brew (tea)
9.  archaic to flirt with
 
[Old English mǣsc- (in compound words); related to Middle Low German mēsch]
 
mashed
 
adj
 
'masher
 
n

MASH (mæʃ)
 
n acronym for
Mobile Army Surgical Hospital

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Word Origin & History

mash
late O.E. masc-wyrt "mash-wort, infused malt," from P.Gmc. *maisk- (cf. Swed. mäsk "grains for pigs," Ger. Maisch "crushed grapes," O.E. meox "dung, filth), from PIE *meigh- "to sprinkle" (cf. O.E. miscian "to mix," Skt. mehati "urinates," Gk. omeikhein, L. meiere "to urinate," Pol. miazga "sap").
Originally a word in brewing; general sense of "anything reduced to a soft pulpy consistency" is recorded from 1598. Short for mashed potatoes it is attested from 1904. The verb is O.E. mæscan, from the noun.
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MASH abbr.
Mobile Army Surgical Hospital

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
MASH
Mobile Army Surgical Hospital
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Mash definition


(= Meshech 1 Chr. 1:17), one of the four sons of Aram, and the name of a tribe descended from him (Gen. 10:23) inhabiting some part probably of Mesopotamia. Some have supposed that they were the inhabitants of Mount Masius, the present Karja Baghlar, which forms part of the chain of Taurus.

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