Noun(1) drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard
Verb(1) wait in hiding to attack(2) put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
(1) However, there are rumours that India will go ahead and sign the deal because it does not want to be the country that scuppers the talks.(2) Perhaps they've just been scuppered by inexperience and the difficulties of the devised show.(3) The parapets were built with scuppers to remove the water from the roof, but when the scuppers become plugged, as they inevitably do, a dam is created that traps water on the roof.(4) It should have been the perfect crowd-pleasing formula, but the album was scuppered by poor distribution, and its failure prompted the departure of the band's co-founder, Chris Bell.(5) By taking it on, albeit reluctantly, he scuppers his girlfriend Samantha's plans to start a new life together in Las Vegas.(6) Railings and scuppers were carved and painted with paints that had seen better days.(7) If you're asking whether this scuppers the deal, the answer is absolutely not.(8) Trimmings - the rails, scuppers and waterline - were painted black, in counterpoint to the polished metal of brass fixtures.(9) Firstly, one climbs into a jet crammed to the scuppers with domestic and foreign tourists, thence to fly more rapidly than Moses ever did across the desert.(10) His wilful jettisoning of anything approaching drama in the last act, though, scuppers the whole production.(11) If they don't, any chance of them achieving rock royalty status will be scuppered .(12) Then a deluge, arches of water flowing from the scuppers , splashing onto the rocks, connecting the house with the earth.(13) The absence of the two captive witnesses has probably scuppered the entire case.(14) Fifteen years ago, Near Dark went largely unnoticed, its box-office chances scuppered by a release date too close to that of a more teen-friendly vampire flick, The Lost Boys.(15) Being a surgeon or concert pianist is an advantage here - the disc is naturally misshaped for use in the round CD-Rom drive, so half an inch either way scuppers the exercise.(16) Perhaps I should have piped up and suggested a digestion sabbatical before the final touch, which effectively scuppers any true criticism by being truly ambrosial.
1. sink ::
2. ruin ::
3. peril ::
4. ambuscade ::
Different Formsscupper, scuppered, scuppering, scuppers
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