English adjective: Scotch
|1.||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.||scotch avoiding waste|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||economical, frugal, sparing, stinting|
English noun: scotch
|1.||scotch (shape) a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)|
|Broader (hypernym)||dent, incision, prick, scratch, slit|
|2.||Scotch (food) whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still|
|Synonyms||malt whiskey, malt whisky, Scotch malt whiskey, Scotch malt whisky, Scotch whiskey, Scotch whisky|
|Broader (hypernym)||whiskey, whisky|
|Substance meronym||Rob Roy|
English verb: scotch
|1.||scotch (social) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of|
|Samples||What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge.|
Foil your opponent.
|Synonyms||baffle, bilk, cross, foil, frustrate, queer, spoil, thwart|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent|
|Narrower (hyponym)||dash, disappoint, let down, ruin, short-circuit|
|2.||scotch (contact) make a small cut or score into|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||mark, nock, score|