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Scotch

 (skŏch)
adj.
1. Scottish. See Usage Note at Scottish.
2. Offensive Frugal or stingy.
n.
1. (used with a pl. verb) The people of Scotland.
2. Scots.
3. Scotch whisky.

[Contraction of Scottish.]

scotch 1

 (skŏch)
tr.v. scotched, scotch·ing, scotch·es
1. To put an abrupt end to: The prime minister scotched the rumors of her illness with a public appearance.
2. To injure so as to render harmless: "Would that the hour were come! We will not scotch, but kill" (George Gordon, Lord Byron).
3. Archaic To cut or score: "He scotched him and notched him like a carbonado" (William Shakespeare).
n.
1. A surface cut or abrasion.
2. A line drawn on the ground, as one used in playing hopscotch.

[Middle English scocchen, to cut, perhaps from Anglo-Norman escocher, to notch : es-, intensive pref. (from Latin ex-; see ex-) + Old French coche, notch (probably from Latin coccum, scarlet oak berry, from Greek kokkos).]

scotch 2

 (skŏch)
tr.v. scotched, scotch·ing, scotch·es
To block (a wheel, for example) with a prop to prevent rolling or slipping.
n.
A block or wedge used as a prop behind or under an object likely to roll.

[Origin unknown.]

scotch

(skɒtʃ)
vb (tr)
1. to put an end to; crush: bad weather scotched our plans.
2. archaic to injure so as to render harmless
3. obsolete to cut or score
n
4. archaic a gash; scratch
5. (Games, other than specified) a line marked down, as for hopscotch
[C15: of obscure origin]

scotch

(skɒtʃ)
vb
(tr) to block, prop, or prevent from moving with or as if with a wedge
n
a block or wedge to prevent motion
[C17: of obscure origin]

Scotch

(skɒtʃ)
adj
1. (Peoples) another word for Scottish
2. (Languages) another word for Scottish
n
3. (Peoples) the Scots or their language
4. (Languages) the Scots or their language
Usage: In the north of England and in Scotland, Scotch is not used outside fixed expressions such as Scotch whisky. The use of Scotch for Scots or Scottish is otherwise felt to be incorrect, esp when applied to people

Scotch

(skɒtʃ)
n
1. (Brewing) Also called: Scotch whisky whisky distilled esp from fermented malted barley and made in Scotland
2. (Brewing) Northeast English a type of relatively mild beer

scotch

(skɒtʃ)

v.t.
1. to put an end to; crush; foil: to scotch a rumor.
2. to cut, gash, or score.
3. to injure so as to make harmless.
4. to block or prop with a wedge or chock.
n.
5. a cut, gash, or score.
6. a block or wedge put under a wheel, barrel, etc., to prevent slipping.
[1375–1425; of uncertain orig.]

Scotch

(skɒtʃ)

adj.
1. of Scottish origin; regarded as characteristic of Scotland or the Scottish people.
2. Sometimes Offensive. Scottish (def. 1).
3. (usu. l.c.) frugal; provident.
n.
4. (used with a pl. v.) Sometimes Offensive. the inhabitants of Scotland; the Scots.
5. (often l.c.) Scotch whisky.
[1585–95; syncopated variant of Scottish]
usage: The natives of Scotland refer to themselves as Scots or, in the singular, Scot, Scotsman, or Scotswoman. The related adjectives are Scottish or, less commonly, Scots. Scotch as a noun or adjective is objected to by the Scots except when used of whisky and in established phrases like Scotch egg and Scotch pine. In the U.S. and England, Scotch is often used in informal speech and writing. The term Scotch-Irish is standard in the U.S. for the descendants of the Ulster Scots in America.

scotch


Past participle: scotched
Gerund: scotching

Imperative
scotch
scotch
Present
I scotch
you scotch
he/she/it scotches
we scotch
you scotch
they scotch
Preterite
I scotched
you scotched
he/she/it scotched
we scotched
you scotched
they scotched
Present Continuous
I am scotching
you are scotching
he/she/it is scotching
we are scotching
you are scotching
they are scotching
Present Perfect
I have scotched
you have scotched
he/she/it has scotched
we have scotched
you have scotched
they have scotched
Past Continuous
I was scotching
you were scotching
he/she/it was scotching
we were scotching
you were scotching
they were scotching
Past Perfect
I had scotched
you had scotched
he/she/it had scotched
we had scotched
you had scotched
they had scotched
Future
I will scotch
you will scotch
he/she/it will scotch
we will scotch
you will scotch
they will scotch
Future Perfect
I will have scotched
you will have scotched
he/she/it will have scotched
we will have scotched
you will have scotched
they will have scotched
Future Continuous
I will be scotching
you will be scotching
he/she/it will be scotching
we will be scotching
you will be scotching
they will be scotching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scotching
you have been scotching
he/she/it has been scotching
we have been scotching
you have been scotching
they have been scotching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scotching
you will have been scotching
he/she/it will have been scotching
we will have been scotching
you will have been scotching
they will have been scotching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scotching
you had been scotching
he/she/it had been scotching
we had been scotching
you had been scotching
they had been scotching
Conditional
I would scotch
you would scotch
he/she/it would scotch
we would scotch
you would scotch
they would scotch
Past Conditional
I would have scotched
you would have scotched
he/she/it would have scotched
we would have scotched
you would have scotched
they would have scotched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scotch - a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
incision, prick, scratch, dent, slit - a depression scratched or carved into a surface
2.scotch - whiskey distilled in ScotlandScotch - whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
whiskey, whisky - a liquor made from fermented mash of grain
Drambuie - a sweet Scotch whisky liqueur
Rob Roy - a manhattan cocktail made with Scotch whiskey
Verb1.scotch - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) ofscotch - hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"
disappoint, let down - fail to meet the hopes or expectations of; "Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage"
foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent, forbid - keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"
dash - destroy or break; "dashed ambitions and hopes"
short-circuit - hamper the progress of; impede; "short-circuit warm feelings"
ruin - destroy or cause to fail; "This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"
2.scotch - make a small cut or score into
nock, score, mark - make small marks into the surface of; "score the clay before firing it"
Adj.1.Scotch - of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language; "Scots Gaelic"; "the Scots community in New York"; "`Scottish' tends to be the more formal term as in `The Scottish Symphony' or `Scottish authors' or `Scottish mountains'"; "`Scotch' is in disfavor with Scottish people and is used primarily outside Scotland except in such frozen phrases as `Scotch broth' or `Scotch whiskey' or `Scotch plaid'"
2.scotch - avoiding waste; "an economical meal"; "an economical shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a sparing father and a spending son"; "sparing in their use of heat and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts"; "thrifty because they remember the great Depression"; "`scotch' is used only informally"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
thrifty - careful and diligent in the use of resources

scotch

verb put an end to, destroy, smash, devastate, wreck, thwart, scupper, extinguish, put paid to, nip in the bud, bring to an end, put the lid on, put the kibosh on They have scotched rumours that they are planning a special show.

scotch

noun
An incision, a notch, or a slight cut made with or as if with a knife:

Scotch

adjective
Careful in the use of material resources:
Translations
يَضَعُ نِهايَةً لِ
zarazit
gøre en ende på
skót whisky
kveîa niîur
apspiestapturētizbeigt
son vermek

Scotch

[skɒtʃ]
A. ADJ Scotch brothsopa f de verduras
Scotch egg (esp Brit) → huevo m cocido rodeado de carne de salchicha y rebozado
Scotch mistllovizna f
Scotch tape® (esp US) → cinta f adhesiva, scotch m (LAm), durex m (Mex)
Scotch terrierterrier m escocés
Scotch whisky = Scotch B
B. N (= whisky) → whisky m escocés, scotch m

scotch

[skɒtʃ]
A. VT [+ attempt, plan] → frustrar; [+ rumour, claim] → acallar
B. N (= wedge) → calza f, cuña f

Scotch

[ˈskɒtʃ]
n (also Scotch whisky) → whisky m, scotch m
adjécossais(e)

scotch

[ˈskɒtʃ] vt [+ rumour] → étouffer; [+ plan, idea] → faire avorterScotch broth n potage écossais à base de mouton, de légumes et d'orgeScotch egg n œuf dur enrobé de chair à saucisse et panéScotch mist nbruine fScotch tape® n (US)scotch® m

Scotch

adjschottisch; Scotch terrierScotchterrier m, → Schottischer Terrier
n
(= Scotch whisky)Scotch m
the Scotch pldie Schotten pl

scotch

vt rumouraus der Welt schaffen; idea, planunterbinden, einen Riegel vorschieben (+dat); the rain has scotched thatder Regen hat uns (dat)einen Strich durch die Rechnung gemacht (inf)

Scotch

:
Scotch broth
n (Brit) Gemüsesuppe mit Gerstengraupen und Hammelfleischbrühe
Scotch egg
n (Brit) hart gekochtes Ei in Wurstbrät, paniert und ausgebacken
Scotch fir
nFöhre f, → (gemeine) Kiefer
Scotchman
Scotch mist
Scotch tape®
nKlebeband nt, → Klebestreifen m, → ˜ Tesafilm® m
Scotchwoman

Scotch

[skɒtʃ] n (also Scotch whisky) → scotch m inv

scotch

[skɒtʃ] vt (attempt, plan) → bloccare; (revolt, uprising) → stroncare; (rumour, claim) → mettere a tacere

scotch

(skotʃ) verb
to put an end to (a rumour, plan etc). They scotched his attempt to become the chairman.
References in classic literature ?
He isn't one of the cool, stiff Englishmen, but is rather peppery, for he has Scotch blood in him, as one might guess from his bonnie blue eyes.
Hepzibah blundered to and fro about her small place of business, committing the most unheard-of errors: now stringing up twelve, and now seven, tallow-candles, instead of ten to the pound; selling ginger for Scotch snuff, pins for needles, and needles for pins; misreckoning her change, sometimes to the public detriment, and much oftener to her own; and thus she went on, doing her utmost to bring chaos back again, until, at the close of the day's labor, to her inexplicable astonishment, she found the money-drawer almost destitute of coin.
Not always, though: Ledyard, the great New England traveller, and Mungo Park, the Scotch one; of all men, they possessed the least assurance in the parlor.
I also comforted him with a hot Scotch whisky; gave him another one; then still another -- hoping always for his story.
George Corkindale, a Scotch gentleman; there were three guides and five porters.
Tall, stout, and upright -- with bright blue eyes, and healthy, florid complexion -- his brown plush shooting-jacket carelessly buttoned awry; his vixenish little Scotch terrier barking unrebuked at his heels; one hand thrust into his waistcoat pocket, and the other smacking the banisters cheerfully as he came downstairs humming a tune -- Mr.
Well, the sight of me is good for sore eyes, as the Scotch say,' replied Steerforth, 'and so is the sight of you, Daisy, in full bloom.
No doubt the old cheery publicity is a little embarrassing to the two most concerned, and the old marriage customs, the singing of the bride and bridegroom to their nuptial couch, the frank jests, the country horse-play, must have fretted the souls of many a lover before Shelley, who, it will be remembered, resented the choral celebrations of his Scotch landlord and friends by appearing at his bedroom door with a brace of pistols.
That is, he drove the peasants from their homes, as my father did afterwards in his Scotch deer forest.
What would the militia of Britain be if the English militia obeyed the government of England, if the Scotch militia obeyed the government of Scotland, and if the Welsh militia obeyed the government of Wales?
cried the voice, with a sudden increase of Scotch accent, testifying to a friendlier feeling.
cried he, "here are people who come up to the Scotch for hospitality.