Definition of notch verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    notch

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//nɒtʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//nɑːtʃ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they notch
    BrE BrE//nɒtʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//nɑːtʃ//
     
    he / she / it notches
    BrE BrE//ˈnɒtʃɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːtʃɪz//
     
    past simple notched
    BrE BrE//nɒtʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//nɑːtʃt//
     
    past participle notched
    BrE BrE//nɒtʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//nɑːtʃt//
     
    -ing form notching
    BrE BrE//ˈnɒtʃɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɑːtʃɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1notch something (up) (informal) to achieve something such as a win or a high score The team has notched up 20 goals already this season.
  2. 2notch something to make a small V-shaped cut in an edge or a surface
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: probably from Anglo-Norman French noche, variant of Old French osche, of unknown origin.
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