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hash1 / hash/ • n. a dish of cooked meat cut into small pieces and recooked, usually with potatoes. ∎  a finely chopped mixture: a hash of raw tomatoes, chilies, and coriander. ∎  a mixture of jumbled incongruous things; a mess. • v. [tr.] 1. make (meat or other food) into a hash. ∎  chop (meat or vegetables). 2. (hash something out) come to agreement on something after lengthy and vigorous discussion: they went to the diner to hash out ideas. PHRASES: make a hash of inf. make a mess of; bungle: listening to other board members make a hash of things. settle someone's hash inf. deal with and subdue someone in no uncertain manner. sling hashsee sling1 . hash2 • n. inf. short for hashish. hash3 (also hash sign) • n. the sign #.

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hash cut up (meat) small for cooking; fig. mangle. XVII. — (O)F. hacher, f. hache HATCHET.
Hence hash sb.

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hash Dish of cooked meat reheated in highly flavoured sauce. In the USA canned corned beef is known as corned beef hash.

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Hash

a medley; a spoiled mixture; a meat dish.

Examples: hash of absurdity, 1795; of plain repetition, 1672; of tongues, 1735; of my own words, 1860.