"scotches" 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
"scotches" 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
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