Pronunciation: (skoch),[key] —v.t. 1. to put a definite end to; crush; stamp out; foil: to scotch a rumor; to scotch a plan. 2. to cut, gash, or score.
3. to injure so as to make harmless.
4. to block or prop with a wedge or chock.
—n. 1. a cut, gash, or score.
2. a block or wedge put under a wheel, barrel, etc., to prevent slipping.
Pronunciation: (skoch),[key] —adj. 1. of Scottish origin; resembling or regarded as characteristic of Scotland or the Scottish people (used outside Scotland): Scotch plaid. 2. Sometimes Offensive.Scottish (def. 1).
3. (usually l.c.) Informal.frugal; provident; thrifty.
—n. 1. (used with a pl. v.)Sometimes Offensive.the Scottish people; Scots.
2. (often l.c.) See Scotch whisky. 3. Sometimes Offensive.Scots (def. 1).