Pronunciation: (mash),[key] —v.t. 1. to crush: He mashed his thumb with a hammer. 2. to reduce to a soft, pulpy mass, as by beating or pressure, esp. in the preparation of food.
3. to mix (crushed malt or meal of grain) with hot water to form wort.
—n. 1. a soft, pulpy mass.
2. a pulpy condition.
3. a mixture of boiled grain, bran, meal, etc., fed warm to horses and cattle.
4. crushed malt or meal of grain mixed with hot water to form wort.
5. Brit. Slang.mashed potatoes.