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mash on (something)

To press down on something very forcefully and without finesse. Don't just start mashing on the keyboard when the computer stalls like that—you'll only make it freeze up even worse. I've got a patient who's been mashing on the call button every 10 minutes.
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A jumbled, disorganized mixture of several various things. The "stew" he served was just a bizarre mish-mash of stuff he had left over in his fridge. The story is a mish-mash of inconsistent themes and plotlines that never go anywhere.


slang Extremely drunk. Sorry if I said anything inappropriate last night, I was pretty mashed toward the end there.
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mash up (something)

1. To crush or smash something into dust or paste. To start, mash up the avocadoes until they are completely smooth, then begin mixing in the tomatoes, onions, and lime juice.
2. To combine two songs or recordings to create a single audio track. He became very popular for the clever way he mashes up classical music and gangster rap.
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mash (something) with (something)

1. To use something to crush or smash something else into dust or paste. Mash the avocado with the mortar and pestle before you add the tomato, onion, and lime juice.
2. To crush or smash multiple ingredients together to form a mixture. Make sure you mash the tomatoes with a teaspoon of sugar to cut through their acidity.
3. To combine different elements in a clumsy, forceful manner. The director mashes a gross-out comedy with a vampire horror film to create something quite unlike anything else you'll see this year—for better or worse.
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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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com/recipes/1916637/creamy-mash) BBC Good Food , the ingredients required to make the mash are 11/2 kg (3.
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The perfect addition to any chef's store cupboard, Lamb Weston Homestyle Mash is a convenient, time-saving solution which delivers a comforting homemade taste which your customers will love, to a consistently high quality throughout the year
As a result Mash Direct turned to Ishida's agent in Ireland, SF Engineering, for advice and expertise.
Cook for 25-30 minutes until the mash is starting to turn golden and the filling is piping hot.
However, what makes Mix 'N Mash really different is its great selection of sausages, different kinds of mash and gravies, which diners can put together in their own favourite combinations.
A SPECIALLY adapted ice cream van began its national tour in Newcastle yesterday offering a new take on the 99 Flake - cones full of bangers and mash.
BANGERS and mash used to be a lot like public transport.
IT solutions consultancy ramsac announced on Tuesday (26 February) that it has been instructed by Mash Marketing, a UK promotional staffing and event specialist, to manage the entire technology transfer from its Southbank office to new larger premises in London, UK.
But admitting his famous mash became a bane as diners ordered specific main courses just to get a taste, he said: "My hands are aching from that mash.
Branded as MASH, the new range is aimed at those who have turned away from traditional beer brands and to fill a hole in Lion Nathan New Zealand's market.
With its advanced search capabilities, TheNewsRoom will make it quick and easy for Web publishers, bloggers and independent journalists to browse Voxant's catalog of high quality news video, audio, print and photographs and mash the content onto their sites.
If you no longer mash your own potatoes, a package of Simply Potatoes refrigerated Mashed Potatoes might look more appealing than an economical box of dried potato flakes.
Congress passed a law in 1964 that defined and still protects bourbon's integrity: It must contain no less than 51 percent corn mash (although that mash can contain malted barley, rye and wheat, as well); must be distilled at no more than 160 proof; cannot be placed into a barrel higher than 125 proof; and must be aged for a minimum of two years in a charred, new white oak barrel.