Pronunciation: (hash),[key] —n. 1. a dish of diced or chopped meat and often vegetables, as of leftover corned beef or veal and potatoes, sautéed in a frying pan or of meat, potatoes, and carrots cooked together in gravy.
2. a mess, jumble, or muddle: a hash of unorganized facts and figures. 3. a reworking of old and familiar material: This essay is a hash of several earlier and better works. 4. Computers.garbage (def. 7).
5. Radio and Television Slang.electrical noise on a radio or snow in a television picture caused by interfering outside sources that generate sparking.
6. make a hash of, to spoil or botch: The new writer made a hash of his first assignment. 7. settle someone's hash,Informal.to get rid of; subdue: Her blunt reply really settled my hash.
—v.t. 1. to chop into small pieces; make into hash; mince.
2. to muddle or mess up: We thought we knew our parts, but when the play began we hashed the whole thing. 3. to discuss or review (something) thoroughly (often fol. by out): They hashed out every aspect of the issue. 4. hash over, to bring up again for consideration; discuss, esp. in review: At the class reunion they hashed over their college days.