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English definition of “mash”

mash

verb [T]     /mæʃ/
to crush food, usually after cooking it, so that it forms a soft mass: Mash the potatoes and then mix in the butter and herbs.Preparing foodPreparing food using heat mainly US informal to violently crush part of a body or an object: His face was badly mashed up in the accident.Squeezing and grinding
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