hash

1
[ hash ]
/ hæʃ /

noun

verb (used with object)

Verb Phrases

hash over, to bring up again for consideration; discuss, especially in review: At the class reunion they hashed over their college days.

Idioms for hash

    make a hash of, to spoil or botch: The new writer made a hash of his first assignment.
    settle someone's hash, Informal. to get rid of; subdue: Her blunt reply really settled my hash.

Origin of hash

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1645–55; < French hacher to cut up, derivative of hache ax, hatchet

SYNONYMS FOR hash

OTHER WORDS FROM hash

un·hashed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for settle someone's hash (1 of 3)

hash1
/ (hæʃ) /

noun

verb (tr)

to chop into small pieces
to mix or mess up

Word Origin for hash

C17: from Old French hacher to chop up, from hache hatchet

British Dictionary definitions for settle someone's hash (2 of 3)

hash2
/ (hæʃ) /

noun

slang short for hashish

British Dictionary definitions for settle someone's hash (3 of 3)

hash3

hash mark

/ (hæʃ) /

noun

the character (#) used to precede a number
this sign used in printing or writing to indicate that a space should be inserted
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Medicine definitions for settle someone's hash

hash
[ hăsh ]

n.

Hashish.
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Idioms and Phrases with settle someone's hash (1 of 2)

settle someone's hash

Subdue or get rid of someone, deal with a troublemaker, as in If John starts another argument we know just how to settle his hash. This term, dating from about 1800, uses hash in the sense of “a mess.”

Idioms and Phrases with settle someone's hash (2 of 2)

hash

In addition to the idiom beginning with hash

  • hash over

also see:

  • make a hash of
  • settle someone's hash
  • sling hash
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