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Verb: scupper  skú-pu(r)
  1. [informal] Hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of
    - thwart, queer [informal], spoil, scotch, foil, cross, frustrate, baffle, bilk [informal]
  2. [informal] Wait in hiding to attack
    - ambush, bushwhack [N. Amer], waylay, lurk, ambuscade [archaic], lie in wait
  3. Put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
    - queer [informal], expose, endanger, peril
  4. [Brit] Deliberately sink a ship or boat
    - scuttle
Noun: scupper  skú-pu(r)
  1. Drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard

Derived forms: scuppering, scuppered, scuppers

Type of: affect, bear on, bear upon, drain, drainpipe, forbid, foreclose, forestall, impact, preclude, prevent, touch, touch on, wait, waste pipe

Encyclopedia: Scupper