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  1. scuttle

    • IPA[ˈskʌt(ə)l]

    英式

    • v.
      sink (one's own ship) deliberately by holing it or opening its seacocks to let water in;deliberately cause (a scheme) to fail
    • n.
      an opening with a cover in a ship's deck or side
    • verb: scuttle, 3rd person present: scuttles, gerund or present participle: scuttling, past tense: scuttled, past participle: scuttled

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. sink (one's own ship) deliberately by holing it or opening its seacocks to let water in the ship was scuttled by its German prize crew, who took to the boats
    • 2. deliberately cause (a scheme) to fail some of the stockholders are threatening to scuttle the deal

    名詞

    • 1. an opening with a cover in a ship's deck or side a shaft of sunlight blazed through the cabin scuttle