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SCUPPER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scupper mean? 

SCUPPER (noun)
  The noun SCUPPER has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: SCUPPER used as a noun is very rare.


SCUPPER (verb)
  The verb SCUPPER has 2 senses:

1. wait in hiding to attack
2. put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

  Familiarity information: SCUPPER used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCUPPER (noun)


Sense 1scupper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("scupper" is a kind of...):

drain; drainpipe; waste pipe (a pipe through which liquid is carried away)


SCUPPER (verb)


Sense 1scupper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Wait in hiding to attack

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Synonyms:

scupper; lie in wait; bushwhack; ambush; ambuscade; waylay; lurk

Hypernyms (to "scupper" is one way to...):

wait (stay in one place and anticipate or expect something)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2scupper [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

endanger; peril; queer; scupper; expose

Hypernyms (to "scupper" is one way to...):

affect; bear on; bear upon; impact; touch; touch on (have an effect upon)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "scupper"):

compromise (expose or make liable to danger, suspicion, or disrepute)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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