mash-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Squeeze or compress; reduce to small pieces; (physically) pulverize or destroy.

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] MASH NP2[patient]
NOTE: May be abstract.

The machine mashes cans to be recycled.
Mash the garlic and put it in the hot oil.
Mash the spices with a mortar.
The professor mashed his thesis to bits; he hated it.

VerbNet: carve-21.2-1
FrameNet: Reshaping
PropBank: mash.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: Talk or behave amorously; have sex with.

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent[animate]] MASH (with) NP2[patient[animate]]

The guys always try to mash the new secretaries.
My husband never mashes with other women.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2