Verb: scuttle skú-t(u)l
Noun: scuttle skú-t(u)l
- To move about or proceed hurriedly
"so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scuttled to higher ground";
- scurry, scamper, skitter
- Deliberately sink a ship or boat
"rather than let the ship fall into American hands, they scuttled it"
- Intentionally undermine, ruin, or cause to fail (a plan, etc.)
"they scuttled the child marriage bill"
- Container for coal; shaped to permit pouring the coal onto the fire
- coal scuttle
- An entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
- hatchway, opening, hatch
Derived forms: scuttling, scuttled, scuttles
Type of: container, entrance, entranceway, entrée, entry, entryway, run