scupper

Primary Meanings of scupper

1.
n
drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard
2.
v
put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position
Full Definitions of scupper
1

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

Type of:
drain, drainpipe, waste pipe
a pipe through which liquid is carried away
2

v put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

Synonyms:
endanger, expose, peril, queer
Types:
compromise
expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute
Type of:
affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on
have an effect upon

v wait in hiding to attack

Synonyms:
ambuscade, ambush, bushwhack, lie in wait, lurk, waylay
Type of:
wait
stay in one place and anticipate or expect something

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