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hotch

[hoch] /hɒtʃ/ Scot. and North England
verb (used without object)
1.
to fidget; shift one's weight from one foot to the other.
verb (used with object)
2.
to cause to fidget or shiver.
Origin of hotch
1350-1400
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)
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