Scuttle Scut"tle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scuttled} (sk[u^]t"t'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Scuttling}.] 1. To cut a hole or holes through the bottom, deck, or sides of (as of a ship), for any purpose. [1913 Webster]

2. To sink by making holes through the bottom of; as, to scuttle a ship. [1913 Webster]

3. Hence: To defeat, frustrate, abandon, or cause to be abandoned; -- of plans, projects, actions, hopes; as, the review committee scuttled the project due to lack of funds. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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