Meaning of “scuttle” in the English Dictionary

"scuttle" in British English

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scuttleverb

uk /ˈskʌt.əl/ us /ˈskʌt̬.əl/

scuttlenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈskʌt.əl/ us /ˈskʌt̬.əl/

(Definition of “scuttle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scuttle" in American English

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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)

(Definition of “scuttle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)