scot-free Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “scot-free” in the English Dictionary

"scot-free" in British English

See all translations


uk   /ˌskɒtˈfriː/  us   /ˌskɑːt-/
without ​receiving the ​deserved or ​expectedpunishment or without being ​harmed: The ​court let her off scot-free.
(Definition of scot-free from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scot-free" in American English

See all translations

scot-freeadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈskɑtˈfri/
without ​receiving the ​punishmentdeserved: She ​agreed to ​testify against her ​boyfriend and got off scot-free.
(Definition of scot-free from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scot-free”
in Spanish ileso…
in Vietnamese không bị trừng phạt…
in Malaysian begitu saja…
in Thai ไม่บาดเจ็บ, ไม่โดนลงโทษ…
in French indemne…
in German ungeschoren davonkommen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 逃脱惩罚, 免受损伤…
in Indonesian tanpa hukuman…
in Chinese (Traditional) 逃脫懲罰, 免受損傷…
What is the pronunciation of scot-free?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


the shiny brown poisonous nut of a horse chestnut tree

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More