[hoch]Scot. and North England
verb (used with object)
  1. to cause to fidget or shiver.

Origin of hotch

1350–1400; Middle English (north) hotchen; akin to Dutch hotsen to jolt, dialectal German hotzen to move up and down, French hocher to jog, shake (Old French hochier < Gmc) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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