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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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