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scuttleverb

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

[I always + adv/prep] to move ​quickly, with ​small, ​shortsteps: We ​heardrats 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 ​quickagreement on a new ​contract.
  • scuttle verb (SINK)

[T] to ​intentionallysink a ​ship by ​opening a ​hole in the ​bottom or ​sides
(Definition of scuttle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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