Definition of scotch verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

scotch

 verb
verb
NAmE//skɑtʃ//
 
scotch somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they scotch
 
he / she / it scotches
 
past simple scotched
 
-ing form scotching
 
 
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to stop something from happening; to take action to end something Plans for a merger have been scotched. Rumors that he had fled the country were promptly scotched by his wife.
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