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Definition 1: whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for scotch in the sense of this definition

(scotch is a kind of ...) a liquor made from fermented mash of grain

(... is a kind of scotch ) a sweet Scotch whisky liqueur

(... is made of the substance scotch) a manhattan cocktail made with Scotch whiskey

Definition 2: a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally) - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for scotch in the sense of this definition

(scotch is a kind of ...) a depression scratched or carved into a surface

Definition 3: make a small cut or score into - [verb of contact]

(scotch is a kind of ...) make small marks into the surface of

"score the clay before firing it"

Samples where scotch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge
  • foil your opponent

Synonyms for scotch in the sense of this definition

(scotch is a kind of ...) keep from happening or arising; make impossible

"My sense of tact forbids an honest answer" "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"

(... is a kind of scotch ) fail to meet the hopes or expectations of

"Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage"

(... is a kind of scotch ) destroy or break

"dashed ambitions and hopes"

(... is a kind of scotch ) hamper the progress of; impede

"short-circuit warm feelings"

(... is a kind of scotch ) destroy or cause to fail

"This behavior will ruin your chances of winning the election"

Definition 5: of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland or its people or culture or its English dialect or Gaelic language - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where scotch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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'

Synonyms for scotch in the sense of this definition

Definition 6: avoiding waste - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where scotch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for scotch in the sense of this definition

(scotch is similar to ...) careful and diligent in the use of resources

(scotch is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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