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  1. scotch

    • IPA[skäCH]

    美式

    • v.
      decisively put an end to;render (something regarded as dangerous) temporarily harmless
    • n.
      a wedge placed under a wheel or other rolling object to prevent it moving or slipping.
    • verb: scotch, 3rd person present: scotches, gerund or present participle: scotching, past tense: scotched, past participle: scotched

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. decisively put an end to a spokesman has scotched the rumors
    • archaic render (something regarded as dangerous) temporarily harmless feudal power in France was scotched, though far from killed
    • 2. wedge (someone or something) somewhere he soon scotched himself against a wall
    • archaic prevent (a wheel or other rolling object) from moving or slipping by placing a wedge underneath when Lucille reached the depot, the coachman shouted “Scotch the wheels!”

    名詞

    • 1. archaic a wedge placed under a wheel or other rolling object to prevent it moving or slipping.