scupper


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Synonyms for scupper

drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard

wait in hiding to attack

put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

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It was around 10pm when the minister tweeted that there was a "last-ditch effort in progress by the establishment to scupper Gesy.
If your kayak manufacturer doesn't offer wheels designed specifically to fit your boat's scuppers, the local shop offers universal cradle-type carts that adapt to any paddle boat.
I didn't know what speed was needed for the nosewheel to hop over the scupper and put me into the water.
DERECK Chisora insists he K will not let fellow Briton David Haye scupper his chances of a shot at the world heavyweight title.
Celts still hope to strengthen before the transfer window closes on Monday night but high wage demands of other targets could scupper deals.
Every single day of his political life he has tried to scupper us," Mr Duncan told the BBC News Channel's Straight Talk programme.
TEACHERS today called for a national campaign to scupper school tests amid fears that thousands of children are being demoralised by pressure to get good grades.
BRITS Jo Pavey and Mo Farah fear mud will scupper their hopes of solo gold medal glory at the European Cross Country Championships today.
Whenever we reach some sort of solution they scupper it.
CELTIC are poised to scupper any chance of extending the crisis-hit SPL season by going on a money-spinning tour to Japan.
TEACHERS called for a national campaign to scupper school tests today amid fears that thousands of children are being demoralised by pressure to get good grades.
A Survey of the country's household habits seems to scupper the notion that we are a nation of couch potatoes.
Oz's criminal past comes back to haunt them and threatens to scupper their chances,but Neville saves the day and the crew.
Former Labour Party deputy leader Lord Hattersley accused the Government of trying to scupper the plan by making ballots so complicated people would give up.
Since then, the Scot has come close only for glitches and gremlins to scupper his dreams.