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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, scutter [Brit]
  2. Deliberately sink a ship or boat
    "rather than let the ship fall into American hands, they scuttled it";
    - scupper [Brit]
  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: scuttles, scuttling, scuttled

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

Encyclopedia: Scuttle