1. [ verb ] hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
Synonyms: frustrate thwart foil cross bilk baffle spoil queer

"What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge" "foil your opponent"

Related terms: prevent discourage disappoint short-circuit dash ruin double_cross frustrating frustration cross
2. [ adjective ] avoiding waste
Synonyms: economical stinting sparing frugal

"an economical meal" "a frugal farmer" "a frugal lunch" "a sparing father and a spending son" "stinting in bestowing gifts" "thrifty because they remember the great Depression" (`scotch' is used only informally)

Related terms: colloquialism thrifty
3. [ adjective ] of or relating to or characteristic of Scotland, its people or culture, its English dialect or Gaelic language
Synonyms: Scottish Scots

"Scots gaelic" "the Scots community" "`Scottish' is more formal `Scottish authors" "`Scotch' is used in phrases as `Scotch whiskey'"

Related terms: Scotland Scotland Scotland
4. [ verb ] make a small cut or score into
Related terms: score score
5. [ noun ] a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
Synonyms: score
Related terms: incision
6. [ noun ] (food) whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
Synonyms: Scotch_whisky malt_whiskey malt_whisky Scotch_whiskey
Related terms: whiskey drambuie Rob_Roy
Similar spelling:   Scotchman