mash
I. transitive verb Date: 13th century 1. a. to reduce to a soft pulpy state by beating or pressure b. crush, smash <
mash a finger
>
2. to subject (as crushed malt) to the action of water with heating and stirring in preparing wort II. noun Etymology: Middle English mash-, from Old English māx-; akin to Middle High German meisch mash Date: 1577 1. a mixture of ground feeds for livestock 2. crushed malt or grain meal steeped and stirred in hot water to produce wort 3. a soft pulpy mass 4. British mashed potatoes III. noun Etymology: perhaps from 1mash Date: 1870 crush 4 IV. transitive verb Date: 1877 to flirt with or seek the affection of

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