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English noun: scupper

1. scupper (artifact) drain that allows water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard

Broader (hypernym)drain, drainpipe, waste pipe

English verb: scupper

1. scupper (competition) wait in hiding to attack

Synonymsambuscade, ambush, bushwhack, lie in wait, lurk, waylay

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)wait

2. scupper (communication) put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

Synonymsendanger, expose, peril, queer

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on

Narrower (hyponym)compromise

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