Hay 3 definiciones de scotch en inglés:

scotch1

Saltos de línea: scotch
Pronunciación: /skɒtʃ
 
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verbo

1 [with object] Decisively put an end to: a spokesman has scotched the rumours
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  • 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
put an end to, put a stop to, bring to an end, nip in the bud, put the lid on; ruin, wreck, scupper, destroy, devastate, smash, shatter, demolish, queer; frustrate, thwart
British informal dish
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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Hay 3 definiciones de scotch en inglés:

scotch2

Saltos de línea: scotch
Pronunciación: /skɒtʃ
 
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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.

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Hay 3 definiciones de scotch en inglés:

Scotch3

Saltos de línea: Scotch
Pronunciación: /skɒtʃ
 
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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.
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  • 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.

Origen

late 16th century: contraction of Scottish.

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).

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