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Definition of "scotch" [scotch]

  • To put an abrupt end to: The prime minister scotched the rumors of her illness with a public appearance. (verb-transitive)
  • To injure so as to render harmless. (verb-transitive)
  • To cut or score. (verb-transitive)
  • A surface cut or abrasion. (noun)
  • A line drawn on the ground, as one used in playing hopscotch. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scotch" in a sentence
  • "Hell, one can always argue that the smokey flavor of scotch is due to polycyclic aromatics that can be “associated” with some desease or another."
  • "This … along with a half dozen oysters and 1-3 glasses of scotch is a recurring comfort dinner for me."
  • "As long as gamers try to claim some great societal import for their gaming prowess, they are going to be seen and little kids who are just to dumb and lost in their own world to realize that playing hop scotch is not as vital as it seems in their limited little worlds."