mash up(redirected from mashing up)
In each usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "mash" and "up."
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. You've got to mash the bananas up before you add them to the recipe.
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. The director has mashed a gross-out comedy up 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 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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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