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scuttle3

scut·tle3

scuttle3

 
pronunciation:
skuh tl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: scuttled, scuttles, scuttling
definition 1: to purposely cause (a ship) to sink, as by making holes in the bottom.
The captain ordered the crew to scuttle the ship so that it would be useless to the enemy.
similar words:
shipwreck, sink, wreck
definition 2: to give up; discard; abandon.
When a crisis came up at work, he had to scuttle his vacation plans.
synonyms:
abandon, scrap
similar words:
abort, back out of, desert, discard, discontinue, ditch, forsake, scotch
definition 3: to wreck or ruin, as something planned or hoped for.
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part of speech: noun
definition: a small covered hatch or other opening, as in a ship, roof, or ceiling.
similar words:
hatch