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Overview of noun scotch

The noun scotch has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
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)


Overview of verb scotch

The verb scotch has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
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")

2. scotch

(make a small cut or score into)


Overview of adj scotch

The adj scotch has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. Scots, Scottish, 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. economical, frugal, scotch, sparing, stinting

(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")

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