What Does MACHING Mean?

The word MACHING (pronounced "mashing") means travelling at maximum speed. It has a connotation of "travelling so quickly as to be barely in control." MACHING is most commonly used by dare-devil amateur sportsmen partaking in skiing, biking, or skateboarding.

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When I write MACHING, I mean this:

meaning of MACHING

Maching means "going hell for leather."

Summary of Key Points

"Going at Maximum Speed" is the most common definition for MACHING on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Going at Maximum Speed
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 3
3: Guessable
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of EWW in Sentences

Here are examples of MACHING being used in conversations:
  • Charlie: Bob was maching down the moguls.
  • Jordan: He's been skiing every year since he was four.
  • My board developed a speed wobble when I was maching down the high street.

An Academic Look at MACHING

The word MACHING is nearly always used as a gerund or a present participle (i.e., a word ending "-ing"). For example:
  • I was maching.
  • (Here, MACHING is a present participle.)
  • I love maching.
  • (Here, MACHING is a gerund, i.e., a noun derived from a verb.)
The verb TO MACH is rarely used in any other form other than MACHING.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "going at breakneck speed" or "going hell for leather" instead of MACHING.

Example of MACHING Used in a Text


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