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A nick made on something in order to keep a score or record
“As long as you made it by the time the guy in charge reached your name, you received a notch on the stick used to record your presence.”
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An aperture or opening through a surface or barrier
“Some erupted material escaped through a notch in the MacKenney cone and formed a small lava flow that bifurcated in the lower part of the photograph.”
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One of a series of steps in a process, series or sequence
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“If she can ratchet her performance up a notch or two, there's no reason why she couldn't be one of the four.”
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A narrow opening used for passage, especially between mountains or hillsides
“The Pass, so-called, is only an old-fashioned notch between the mountains.”
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A low area of land between hills or mountains, typically with a river or stream flowing through it
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A small mark or flaw which spoils the appearance of something
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A toothed wheel that enmeshes with a chain or other perforated band
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A sharp projection
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Rough projection
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A corner, especially an external projection or an internal recess of a part of a building or other structure
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To make cuts, incisions or notches in
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“Then, notch the wood of the shaft, insert the arrowhead, and bind it in place with a string or cord.”
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To achieve something, typically one in a series
“He would notch another victory against the Yankees nine days later and then suffer a baffling performance drop-off.”
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To cut with small quick strokes with scissors or shears
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To deviate, or cause to deviate, from a straight line
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