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scupper

verb [T] uk   /ˈskʌp.ər/  us   //

scupper verb [T] (SINK)

to sink your own ship on purpose

scupper verb [T] (SPOIL)

to cause something such as a plan or an opportunity to fail: Arriving late for the interview scuppered my chances of getting the job.
Translations of “scupper”
in Chinese (Traditional) 下沈, 故意使(自己的船)沈沒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 下沉, 故意使(自己的船)沉没…
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