notch

[ noch ]
/ nɒtʃ /

noun

verb (used with object)

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Idioms for notch

    notch up / down, to move up or down or increase or decrease by notches or degrees: The temperature has notched up another degree.

Origin of notch

1570–80; a notch (by false division) for an*otch<Old French oche notch

OTHER WORDS FROM notch

notchy, adjectiveun·notched, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for notch

notch
/ (nɒtʃ) /

noun

a V-shaped cut or indentation; nick
a cut or nick made in a tally stick or similar object
US and Canadian a narrow pass or gorge
informal a step or level (esp in the phrase a notch above)

verb (tr)

Word Origin for notch

C16: from incorrect division of an otch (as a notch), from Old French oche notch, from Latin obsecāre to cut off, from secāre to cut
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for notch

notch
[ nŏch ]

n.

An indentation at the edge of a structure; an incisure.
An upstroke or peak on a pulse tracing.
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Idioms and Phrases with notch

notch

see take down a notch.

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