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scuttleverb

us   /ˈskʌt̬·əl/
  • scuttle verb (RUN)

[I always + adv/prep] to move quickly, with small, short steps: We heard rats scuttling by in the dark.
  • scuttle verb (GIVE UP)

[T] to give up a plan or activity, or spoil a possibility for success: Angry workers scuttled all hope of quick agreement on a new contract.
  • scuttle verb (SINK)

[T] to intentionally sink a ship by opening a hole in the bottom or sides
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