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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard v. - Put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position; Wait in hiding to attack.

Usage examples (34)
  • He told the BBC News Channel's Straight Talk that the prime minister wanted to "scupper" his party by leaving "a legacy afterwards which is difficult". "
  • Indeed, a recalcitrant PML could scupper the deal.
  • A dry masonry retaining wall with a scupper culvert
  • This would scupper the government's deficit reduction plan. for more
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