Complete Definition of "mash"

see|MASH
English

Pronunciation
AHD|mÄsh, IPA|/mæÊ/, SAMPA|/m{S/
rhymes|æÊ

Etymology 1
See mesh

Noun
mash

  1. obsolete: A mesh

Etymology 2
Akin to German meisch, maisch, meischen, maischen, to mash, to wash, and probably to Anglo Saxon miscian, to mix. See mix

Noun
en-noun|pl=mashes

  1. 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.
  2. In brewing, ground or bruised malt, or meal of rye, wheat, corn, or other grain (or a mixture of malt and meal) steeped and stirred in hot water for making the wort.
  3. mashed potatoes|Mashed potatoes.
  4. A mixture of meal or bran and water fed to animals.
  5. obsolete: A mess; trouble — Beaumont & Fletcher

Derived terms
mash tun<!--Mash tun, a large tub used in making mash and wort-->
mash vat

Translations
trans-top|a mass of mixed ingredients
Danish: grød
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Finnish: muusi, sose
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trans-top|in brewing
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trans-top|mashed potatoes
See mashed potatoes
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trans-top|a mixture of meal or bran and water fed to animals
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trans-top|obsolete: a mess; trouble
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ttbc|German: Maische f (1, brewing), Brei m (1), Mus n (1), Futterbrei m (2)

Transitive verb
rfc-trverb|Transitive verb
en-verb|mash|es

  1. transitive 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.
  2. transitive To press down hard (on).

#:to mash on a bicycle pedal

  1. context|transitive|southern US|informal| to press.

Derived terms
mashing
<!--* mashing tub, a tub for making the mash in breweries and distilleries-->
mashed potato, mashed potatoes<!-- plural noun (Originally lower class colloquial from early 1900s) Potatoes which have been boiled and mashed to a pulpy consistency, usu. with sparing addition of milk, salt, butter, or other flavoring. It is a popular accompaniment to a meat course-->
bangers and mash

Translations
trans-top|convert (something) into a mash
Finnish: muussata, muhentaa
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trans-top|press down hard on (something)
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trans-top|press (something)
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ttbc|German: mischen, zerstampfen
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ttbc|Tok Pisin: paitim

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