Meaning of “scotch” in the English Dictionary

"scotch" in British English

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scotchverb [ T ]

uk /skɒtʃ/ us /skɑːtʃ/ formal

Scotchnoun [ C or U ]

uk /skɒtʃ/ us /skɑːtʃ/

a type of whisky (= a strong alcoholic drink) made in Scotland:

a bottle of Scotch
I'll have a Scotch (= a glass of Scotch).

Scotchadjective

uk /skɒtʃ/ us /skɑːtʃ/

made or produced in Scotland:

Scotch whisky

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

"scotch" in American English

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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)