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Noun: scupper  skú-pu(r)
  1. Drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard
Verb: scupper  skú-pu(r)
  1. Wait in hiding to attack
    - ambush, bushwhack [N. Amer], waylay, lurk, ambuscade [archaic], lie in wait
     
  2. Put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
    - queer, expose, endanger, peril

Derived forms: scuppering, scuppered, scuppers

Type of: affect, bear on, bear upon, drain, drainpipe, impact, touch, touch on, wait, waste pipe

Encyclopedia: Scupper