scuttle - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/ˈskʌt(ə)l/
present tense
I/you/we/theyscuttle
he/she/itscuttles
present participlescuttling
past tensescuttled
past participlescuttled
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to run somewhere with short quick steps
    scuttle across/off/back etc:

    He scuttled off to get a drink.

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  2. 3
    [transitive] to sink a ship deliberately, for example by making holes in the bottom