- 1Reduce (a food or other substance) to a pulpy mass by crushing it: mash the beans to a paste (as adjective mashed) mashed bananaMore example sentences
- Leafy vegetables may also be mashed together with the starchy foods.
- The fish was served on a pile of sorrel with mashed chickpeas.
- Mashed avocado is also ideal for babies, since it is mild and creamy in flavour yet higher in vitamins B1 and B2, potassium and magnesium than any other fruit or vegetable.
- 1.1Crush or smash (something) to a pulp: he almost had his head mashed by a slamming doorMore example sentences
- Companies purchase thousands of tons of old newsprint every year: they mash it into a pulp, skim the ink off the top, and make more newsprint.
- They'd take it, mash the flowers into pulp and use it to dye their fabrics for the village.
- And now here they lie, in an echo of the little boy and the snowman, just a little mashed lifeless pile proving that the episode wasn't a dream at all.
- 1.2US & West Indian • informal Press forcefully on (something): the worst thing you can do is mash the brake pedalMore example sentences
- She forcefully reached over and mashed the play button, storming out of the room as the message began to play for her boss.
- It's smooth and responsive, quickly downshifting when the gas is mashed, and upshifting late or early depending on what the driver is doing with the throttle.
- Half the action scenes felt like someone was mashing the gas pedal while the parking brake was still engaged.
- 1.3US & West Indian • informal Attack or assault: they both got mashed up pretty badMore example sentences
- I mean, come on, who would really run to the cameras with their face completely mashed up just to make her sales go up?
- 2(In brewing) mix (powdered malt) with hot water to form wort: the barley is dried out over peat fires and mashed with water which flows through peat groundMore example sentences
- The materials to be distilled are mashed in water.
- We have inherited two mighty tubs intended, probably, for mashing illicit whisky, but since we took over the quondam pig and Christmas tree empire, each of them contains a geranium.
- Its full of the rich, complex malt flavors that only mashing will give you.
- 3Northern English (With reference to tea) brew or infuse: I’ve just mashed a pot of tea [no object]: we’d let the pot mash for ten minutesMore example sentences
- They decided to wait, so we asked them to take a seat and mashed a pot of tea in preparation for a chat.
- She fried me two eggs and mashed a pot of tea.
- I bit my tongue, and mashed a cup of tea to silence the rumbling of our stomachs.
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- 1A soft mass made by crushing a substance into a pulp, sometimes with the addition of liquid: pound the garlic to a mashMore example sentences
- Mash all of this together, season with pepper and pour over it enough of the meat stock to produce a mash of soft consistency.
- The Panchara Patta is eaten by being crushed by hand into flakes, adding to a banana mash and mixing the two well.
- We followed with fillet of cod coated in a herb and Parmesan crust served on a parsnip mash, and French onion, mushroom and Gruyère cheese tart.
- 1.1 [mass noun] British • informal Mashed potato: for supper there was sausages and mashMore example sentences
- This dish is perfect served with creamy mash and buttered cabbage.
- She did sausages and mash and toad in the hole - that was one of our favourites.
- Opt for simple comforting English fare like fish-finger sarnies with ketchup, or Cornish pasties and sausage and mash.
- 1.2 [mass noun] Bran mixed with hot water, given as a warm food to horses and other animals: a bucket of mashMore example sentences
- If no pasture is available then the mare will have to be fed a bran mash to keep the feces loose.
- Protein-rich worm feed and chicken mash are added for supplements.
- She slowly transferred them to Pro-nutro then growing mash and finally garden bird seed.
- 1.3 [mass noun] (In brewing) a mixture of powdered malt and hot water, which is left to stand until the sugars dissolve to form the wort: the brewer now transfers the mash to a mash tunMore example sentences
- I suspect that the reason the recipe calls for a large amount of sugar in the wort is that this mash doesn't produce enough fermentable sugars to make beer.
- The ideal pH of the wort, which is the mash soaked in hot water, is about 4.7.
- To make the mash, the malted barley is crushed between rollers and then wet with hot water, at around 65°C.
mash something up
- • informal Mix or combine two or more different elements: in my films I’ve always tried to artfully mash up genres Dinsdale mashes up dance styles like UK garage, house, and hip-hop with masterful aplombMore example sentences
- Matthew has mashed up Google Maps with the National Rail website to create Vaguely live train maps.
- Future functionality will include the ability to mash up the softphone with webcams, Meebo, Flickr, etc.
- That would help scientists and students gain easy access to the latest research data, and help websites that mash up material from a variety of sources.
Old English māsc (as a brewing term), of West Germanic origin; perhaps ultimately related to mix.