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scotch

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishscotchscotch /skɒtʃ $ skɑːtʃ/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 PREVENTto stop something happening by firmly doing something to prevent it 🔊 He issued an announcement to scotch rumours of his death.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
scotchAny suggestion, however, that the Board itself might disappear is rapidly scotched.Did his opinion of her prompt him to try to scotch any possibility of a friendship developing between Rob and herself?Webster is just one of the converts who can appreciate single malt scotches costing as much as $ 450 a bottle.Meanwhile, a spokesman for the group has scotched rumours that Bill Wyman is about to leave the Stones.Clay and Truman quickly scotched such talk.Commanders, R.N., are a notoriously hard-drinking breed, which scotched that suspicion.
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ScotchScotch1 noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 DFDa strong alcoholic drink made in Scotland, or a glass of thiswhisky 🔊 Two Scotches, please.
Examples from the Corpus
ScotchScotch and sodaHe went to the bar and poured a large Scotch.He drank neat Scotch and called the barmaid a fine filly.The almost empty bottle of Scotch was in keeping with Moore, and so was one glass.In Bangkok you can relax with Johnnie Walker, the world's most popular Scotch.I handed Glen the glass with ice, pouring Scotch into it.So did a lot of people - many the worse for drink and other things - from the Scotch of St James.
ScotchScotch2 adjective old-fashioned 🔊 🔊 x-refScottish
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ScotchAt the end, Rakovsky opened a bottle of his favourite Scotch whisky and offered a drink to the young colonel.First, export information on the whisky industry is already published by the Scotch Whisky Association.But put it in a Scotch Whisky bottle, and the tax is 19.81p.
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Verb table
scotch
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyscotch
he, she, itscotches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyscotched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave scotched
he, she, ithas scotched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad scotched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill scotch
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have scotched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam scotching
he, she, itis scotching
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you, we, theyare scotching
Past
I, he, she, itwas scotching
you, we, theywere scotching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been scotching
he, she, ithas been scotching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been scotching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be scotching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been scotching
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