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scupper

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Water
scupperscup‧per1 /ˈskʌpə $ -ər/ verb [transitive] British English  1 SPOILto ruin someone’s plans or chance of being successful – used especially in news reports syn scuttle American English Plans to build a private hospital have been scuppered after a government inquiry.2 TTWDESTROYto deliberately sink your own ship
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scupperHe tried that in Galle but was scuppered by Murali in both innings.Pond purloined: A Scarborough school's nature garden has been scuppered by thieves who made off with their fish pond.It was this that finally scuppered her opponent.The extent of Labour's majority scuppered most of the smaller parties' ambitions.The surprise result also scuppered Scarborough Building Society's plans for a rate rise.But differences over valuation scuppered the deal-that could happen again.Others feel outsiders are scuppering their chance of the bypass they have long wanted.Subconsciously, they scupper their own efforts to gain a little comfort.
Related topics: Water
scupperscupper2 noun [countable] technical  TTWHOLEa hole in the side of a ship that allows water to flow back into the sea
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Verb table
scupper
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyscupper
he, she, itscuppers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyscuppered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave scuppered
he, she, ithas scuppered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad scuppered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill scupper
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have scuppered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam scuppering
he, she, itis scuppering
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you, we, theyare scuppering
Past
I, he, she, itwas scuppering
you, we, theywere scuppering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been scuppering
he, she, ithas been scuppering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been scuppering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be scuppering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been scuppering
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