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mash on something

to press on something, such as a button. (Southern.) He kept mashing on the doorbell until someone responded. Just mash on this button if you want someone to come.
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mash something up

to crush something into a paste or pieces. Mash the potatoes up and put them in a bowl. Mash up the potatoes and serve them to our guests.
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mash something with something

1. to use something to mash something up. Vernon mashed the potatoes with a spoon because he couldn't find the masher. Gerald used the heel of his shoe to mash the wasp.
2. to combine ingredients while mashing. Mash the turnips with the butter. She mashed the potatoes with sour cream, cream cheese, and a little garlic salt.
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mash up

1. To combine some recordings to produce a composite recording: The DJ mashed popular songs up. The DJ mashed up two songs by The Beatles. The DJ mashed the popular song up with an old blues song.
2. To mash something completely: The cook mashed up the potatoes. I threw the turnips into a bowl and mashed them up.
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in. to neck and pet. (Collegiate.) Who are those two mashing in the corner?


mod. alcohol intoxicated. Both guys were so mashed. I called my brother, who came and rescued me.
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and mish-mosh (ˈmɪʃmæʃ and ˈmɪʃmɑʃ)
n. a mixture; a disorderly conglomeration. There’s no theme or focus. It’s just a mish-mash.
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Voxant's self-service viral mashing technology provides a powerful new way to distribute video, audio, print or still photos, and the ads that accompany them, to any type of Internet-enabled device.
The latest addition to Novozymes' portfolio of traditional enzymes for juice processing is Pectinex Ultra Mash, a first mashing product that extracts more juice from every apple.
One of the first success stories since the integration of Biocon's enzyme business into Novozymes, this new generation mashing enzyme is a direct result from a unique association of two fermentation technologies.
In the mid-1800s distillery owner Oscar Pepper and Master Distiller James Crow studied and recommended using key processes like sour mashing and charred barrel maturation at the historic Woodford County distillery.
To make garlic mashed potatoes add a clove of garlic to the water when boiling the potatoes and follow your usual mashed potato recipe, mashing the garlic with the potatoes.