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Saltos de línea: scotch

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1 [with object] Decisively put an end to: a spokesman has scotched the rumours
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • At Monday's Civic Centre Committee meeting, the Councillor said rumours needed to be scotched.
  • The records showed his plan had been scotched by a hail of objections from all four of our adjoining neighbours - plus, it seemed, one other mystery objector.
  • The US quickly stepped in to scotch any such plan.
Sinónimos
frustrate, thwart
informalput paid to, blow, put the kibosh on, clobber
British informaldish
1.1 archaic Render (something regarded as dangerous) temporarily harmless: feudal power in France was scotched, though far from killed
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  • Shortly afterwards, I saw the same man on television pronouncing that the leader's brilliant speech would scotch the conspirators.
2 [with object and adverbial] Wedge (someone or something) somewhere: he soon scotched himself against a wall
2.1 [with object] archaic Prevent (a wheel or other rolling object) from moving or slipping by placing a wedge underneath: when Lucille reached the depot, the coachman shouted ‘Scotch the wheels!’

sustantivo

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A wedge placed under a wheel or other rolling object to prevent it moving or slipping.

Origen

Early 17th century (as a noun): of unknown origin; perhaps related to skate1. The sense 'render temporarily harmless' is based on an emendation of Shakespeare's Macbeth iii. ii. 13 as ‘We have scotch'd the snake, not kill'd it’, originally understood as a use of scotch2; the sense 'put an end to' (early 19th century) results from the influence on this of the notion of wedging or blocking something so as to render it inoperative.

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  • To scotch or decisively put an end to something derives from an old use of the word for a wedge placed under a wheel to prevent it moving or slipping. Another use of scotch, ‘to make something temporarily harmless’, goes back to a line from Shakespeare's Macbeth: ‘We have scotched the snake, not killed it.’ This is not what originally appeared in Shakespeare's text, where the word first used was ‘scorched’, meaning ‘slashed with a knife’. This was an alteration of score but was short-lived, and later editors wondered what on earth burning the skin of a snake had to do with it, assuming that ‘scorched’ must be a printer's error. The origin of scotch itself is unknown, but score (Old English) comes from Old Norse ‘to make a cut or notch’. The term for twenty comes from counting by cutting notches in a piece of wood called a tally, with the word for the notch transferred to the number.

Palabras que riman con scotch

blotch, botch, crotch, notch, outwatch, splotch, swatch, topnotch, watch

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scotch 2 Saltos de línea: scotch
archaic

verbo

[with object]
Cut or score the skin or surface of: scotch with your knife the back of the Carp

sustantivo

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A cut or score in skin or another surface: a scotch in his face

Origen

Late Middle English: of unknown origin.

Más
  • To scotch or decisively put an end to something derives from an old use of the word for a wedge placed under a wheel to prevent it moving or slipping. Another use of scotch, ‘to make something temporarily harmless’, goes back to a line from Shakespeare's Macbeth: ‘We have scotched the snake, not killed it.’ This is not what originally appeared in Shakespeare's text, where the word first used was ‘scorched’, meaning ‘slashed with a knife’. This was an alteration of score but was short-lived, and later editors wondered what on earth burning the skin of a snake had to do with it, assuming that ‘scorched’ must be a printer's error. The origin of scotch itself is unknown, but score (Old English) comes from Old Norse ‘to make a cut or notch’. The term for twenty comes from counting by cutting notches in a piece of wood called a tally, with the word for the notch transferred to the number.

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Scotch 3 Saltos de línea: Scotch

adjetivo

old-fashioned term for Scottish. a Scotch plaid scarf
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  • Five round tables covered with Scotch plaid cloths occupy most of the space.
  • We don't specify Scotch beef on our menus because that is what our clients expect when they eat with us and that is what they get.
  • Shoppers are being duped into buying foreign meat which has been inaccurately labelled as Scotch beef, farmers' leaders have claimed.

sustantivo

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1 short for Scotch whisky. a bottle of Scotch
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  • He demanded a great deal of money, complete privacy, a limo to transport him to and from the meeting and a bottle of the best single malt Scotch at each session.
  • In the same way that a previous generation explored and experimented with single malt Scotch, today's consumers are learning about tequilas and mezcals.
  • He fumbled with the lock on the door to his apartment, looking forward to a stiff shot of single-malt Scotch before fixing dinner.
2 (as plural noun the Scotch) dated The people of Scotland.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • He died in the Orkney Islands while returning from an expedition against the Scotch.
3 [mass noun] dated The form of English spoken in Scotland.

Uso

The use of Scotch to mean ‘relating to Scotland or its people’ is disliked by Scottish people and is now uncommon, although it survives in fixed expressions like Scotch egg and Scotch whisky. For more details, see Scottish (usage).

Origen

Late 16th century: contraction of Scottish.

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