"scotch" in the noun sense
1. score, scotch
a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
2. Scotch, Scotch whiskey, Scotch whisky, malt whiskey, malt whisky, Scotch malt whiskey, Scotch malt whisky
whiskey distilled in Scotland especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
"scotch" in the verb sense
1. thwart, queer, spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk
hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"
"foil your opponent"
make a small cut or score into
"scotch" in the adjective sense
1. Scots, Scottish, Scotch
of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language
"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. economical, frugal, scotch, sparing, stinting
"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"
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