arch, to arch /ahrCH/
to desire to cause harm, foil plans, and generally create aggression against targeted individuals or groups, used esp. with supervillains
We go around "arching" people at work.
Short for archetype
An adjective used largely by writers when referring to plot and characterization elements that are less about realism and more about thematic and metaphorical resonance. Most references to the term are negative and refer to parts of a story that are cheesy, forced, or inconsistent (e.g. a character goes against their established personality just to include a refusal of the call).
Steve Rogers using a garbage can as a shield at the beginning of Captain America
: The First Avenger is such an arch bit of blunt foreshadowing
To snap ones teeth at another person.
Jimmy looked at Patty and said "arch".
Kind of thing usually said by someone drunk as an Irish and disgusted by something gruesome
Math: Man I tell you that waiter is fucking flirting with you!!
Vince: Uh.. really?
Smith: Haha, arch is short!
Schmidt: Yeah, like a leprechaun!