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scupper

scup·per

scupper

 
pronunciation:
skuh pr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: an opening for draining excess water, as on a ship's deck or the floor or side of a building.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scuppers, scuppering, scuppered
definition 1: to sink (a ship) intentionally.
They scuppered the ship to keep it from falling into the hands of the enemy.
definition 2: to undermine; ruin.
The incoming storm scuppered the plans for the invasion.
synonyms:
ruin, undermine
similar words:
destroy, end