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Adjective scotch has 2 senses
  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"
    Antonym: wasteful (indirect, via thrifty)
Noun scotch has 2 senses
  1. score, scotch - a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
    --1 is a kind of incision, scratch, prick, slit, dent
    Derived form: verb scotch2
  2. Scotch, Scotch whiskey, Scotch whisky, malt whiskey, malt whisky - whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
    --2 is a kind of whiskey, whisky
    --2 is a substance of Rob Roy
    --2 has particulars: Drambuie
Verb scotch has 2 senses
  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"
    --1 is one way to prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. scotch - make a small cut or score into
    --2 is one way to
    score, nock, mark
    Derived form: noun scotch1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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