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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MASH

Mash or chop the berries, as preferred, and add the sugar to them.

Then mash them in a preserving kettle and add the sugar to them.

Cook them until they are quite soft, and then chop them or mash them.

When they are quite soft, drain them in a cullender, and mash them.

It is then better to mash them always before they are sent to table.

Break up and mash them with a potato-beetle, or a rolling-pin.

Boil them fast till they go all to pieces, and stir and mash them with a spoon.

When it is quite soft, drain it dry, and mash it in a cullender.

Then mash the potatoes smooth, not leaving in a single lump.

The deck of the smack below promised to mash the American into a pulp.

WORD ORIGIN

"soft mixture," late Old English *masc (in masc-wyrt "mash-wort, infused malt"), from Proto-Germanic *maisk- (cf. Swedish mäsk "grains for pigs," German Maisch "crushed grapes, infused malt," Old English meox "dung, filth"), from PIE *meik- "to mix" (see mix (v.)). Originally a word in brewing; general sense of "anything reduced to a soft pulpy consistency" is recorded from 1590s, as is the figurative sense "confused mixture, muddle." Short for mashed potatoes it is attested from 1904.

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