Scupper

1. British. Informal. To prevent from happening or succeeding.

2. British. Military. To overwhelm, surprise and destroy.

1. The presentation was scuppered on account of poor preparation.

2. The defending platoon scuppered the invading forces that outnumbered them.

2 thoughts on “Scupper

  1. Also, nautical use: a scupper is a drain that allows water to flow off a deck. The uses you quote stem, I think, from the nautical one.

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