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English noun: mash

1. mash (substance) a mixture of mashed malt grains and hot water; used in brewing

Broader (hypernym)suspension

Narrower (hyponym)sour mash

2. mash (food) mixture of ground animal feeds

Broader (hypernym)feed, provender

Narrower (hyponym)chicken feed, scratch

English verb: mash

1. mash (contact) to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition

SamplesCrush an aluminum can.
Squeeze a lemon.

Synonymscrush, squash, squeeze, squelch

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)press

Narrower (hyponym)stamp, steamroller, telescope, tread, wring

2. mash (communication) talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

SamplesThe guys always try to chat up the new secretaries.
My husband never flirts with other women.

Synonymsbutterfly, chat up, coquet, coquette, dally, flirt, philander, romance

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)speak, talk

Narrower (hyponym)vamp, wanton

3. mash (change) reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

SamplesGrind the spices in a mortar.
Mash the garlic.

Synonymsbray, comminute, crunch, grind

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)break up, fragment, fragmentise, fragmentize

Narrower (hyponym)mill, pestle, pulp

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