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|
|Synonyms||ambuscade, ambush, bushwhack, lie in wait, lurk, waylay|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s somebody|
|2.||scupper (communication) put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position|
|Synonyms||endanger, expose, peril, queer|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on|