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hotch

[ hoch ]
/ hɒtʃ /
Scot. and North England
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verb (used without object)

to fidget; shift one's weight from one foot to the other.

verb (used with object)

to cause to fidget or shiver.

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Origin of hotch

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English (north) hotchen; akin to Dutch hotsen “to jolt,” from dialectal German hotzen “to move up and down,” French hocher “to jog, shake” (Old French hochier, from Germanic)
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