Meaning of “scotch” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “scotch” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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scotchverb [ T ]

us /skɑtʃ/

to prevent something from being believed or being done:

The company hoped to scotch the rumors of a takeover.

(Definition of “scotch” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)