Meaning of NOTCH in English

NOTCH

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

notch up a win (= achieve a win )

Escude has now notched up three consecutive wins over him.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

top

It went so well that the consultancy is now planning to hold more top notch dinners at Cottons.

I am sure that the maudlin singing was top notch , but this is not my point.

But with new technology to exploit and ever greater environmental pressures Mr Middleditch demands top notch advice to maintain that relationship.

A top notch slab of noise.

Josh Gifford's charge, a former top notch hurdler, had an excellent first season over fences last year.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Move the broiler rack a notch lower.

Winning the game moved Virginia up a notch in the rankings.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Grover loosened his belt a notch .

He raised his chin a notch and swiveled his head at Earl Varney and Floyd Johnson standing half behind him.

In fact he was observing a flock of lapwings in a flooded field; his spirits lifted a notch .

The seemingly perennial crisis that affects agriculture has shifted up a notch in intensity.

Then she'd become just another notch on his bedpost - another victory, albeit not won with quite his usual ease.

There att rows of cycle stands with a cycle jammed into every notch .

You might want to tweak the port speed up a notch , just to see if things run a little faster.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

up

And indeed Britain has notched up an enviable record in the sport.

After a lifetime and a zillion points, the inconceivable happened: Dusty notched up a record and retired to his farm.

Maise Carney notched up 44 years office work at the docks.

A second raffle is expected to notch up about the same total.

On her bedpost, it was said, she notched up a mark for every new lover.

Most of the children went to at least ten schools, though Eva only managed to notch up eight.

He had notched up 65 shots on this round so far and his total for the tournament was already 272.

■ NOUN

win

Escude is one of his least favourite opponents, and has now notched up three consecutive wins over him.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Gooden notched the winning goal in a 1-0 win.

The Astros have notched up another win.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And indeed Britain has notched up an enviable record in the sport.

New York City is notching provocative successes.

On her bedpost, it was said, she notched up a mark for every new lover.

Platt provided the perfect answer when he completed his first hat-trick after 67 minutes and soon the energetic Palmer notched a fourth.

There were six other octogenarians also in attendance and between them they had notched up 170 years service with P&O companies.

This mountain may possess other features, but the double peak or notched cleft remains constant.

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