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

Derived forms: scuttling, scuttles, scuttled

Type of: container, entrance, entranceway, entrée, entry, entryway, run

Encyclopedia: Scuttle