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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun scuttle has 2 senses

Verb scuttle has 1 sense


scuttlen. [AS. scutel a dish, platter; cf. Icel. skutill; both fr. L. scutella, dim. of scutra, scuta, a dish or platter; cf. scutum a shield. Cf. Skillet.].
  •  A broad, shallow basket.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A wide-mouthed vessel for holding coal: a coal hod.  [1913 Webster]
scuttlev. i. [For scuddle, fr. scud.].
     To run with affected precipitation; to hurry; to bustle; to scuddle.  [1913 Webster]
    "With the first dawn of day, old Janet was scuttling about the house to wake the baron."  [1913 Webster]
     A quick pace; a short run.  Spectator.  [1913 Webster]
scuttlen. [OF. escoutille, F. éscoutille, cf. Sp. escotilla; probably akin to Sp. escotar to cut a thing so as to make it fit, to hollow a garment about the neck, perhaps originally, to cut a bosom-shaped piece out, and of Teutonic origin; cf. D. schoot lap, bosom, G. schoss, Goth. skauts the hem of a garnment. Cf. Sheet an expanse.].
  •  A small opening in an outside wall or covering, furnished with a lid.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The lid or door which covers or closes an opening in a roof, wall, or the like.  [1913 Webster]
Scuttle butt, or Scuttle cask (Naut.), a butt or cask with a large hole in it, used to contain the fresh water for daily use in a ship.
scuttlev. t. 
  •  To cut a hole or holes through the bottom, deck, or sides of (as of a ship), for any purpose.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To sink by making holes through the bottom of; as, to scuttle a ship.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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]


scuttle, n.
1 a receptacle for carrying and holding a small supply of coal.
2 Brit. the part of a motor-car body between the windscreen and the bonnet.

scuttle, v. & n.
1 scurry; hurry along.
2 run away; flee from danger or difficulty.
1 a hurried gait.
2 a precipitate flight or departure.

scuttle, n. & v.
--n. a hole with a lid in a ship's deck or side.
--v.tr. let water into (a ship) to sink it, esp. by opening the seacocks.

ME, perh. f. obs. F escoutille f. Sp. escotilla hatchway dimin. of escota cutting out cloth



French door, KO, amble, archway, back door, back out, bankrupt, barge, barway, be lost, boggle, bolt, bowl along, break, bulkhead, bundle, burst, burst of speed, bust, bustle, canter, capsize, career, carriage entrance, cellar door, cellarway, chase, chicken, chicken out, clump, cook, crowd, dart, dash, dash off, dash on, dead run, defeat, desert under fire, dish, do for, do in, dogtrot, door, doorjamb, doorpost, doorway, double-time, drag, drive, droop, falter, festinate, fix, flank speed, flat-out speed, fling, flounce, flurry, flutter, foot, footslog, forced draft, founder, front door, full gallop, funk, funk out, gait, gallop, gate, gatepost, gateway, get cold feet, get going, get moving, go down, halt, hand gallop, haste, hasten, hatch, hatchway, headlong rush, heavy right foot, helter-skelter, hie, high lope, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hop, hump, hump it, hurry, hurry on, hurry through, hurry up, hurry-scurry, hurtle, hustle, impoverish, jog, jog trot, jolt, jump, keel, keel over, knock out, leap, limp, lintel, lock step, lope, lose courage, lose no time, lumber, lunge, lurch, make haste, maximum speed, mince, mincing steps, move quickly, open throttle, overset, overturn, pace, paddle, peg, piaffe, piaffer, pitchpole, plod, plunge, porch, portal, porte cochere, post, postern, prance, press on, propylaeum, push on, pylon, race, rack, roll, ruin, run, rush, rush through, sashay, saunter, scamper, scoot, scour, scramble, scud, scuff, scuffle, scurry, settle, shamble, shoot, shoot down, shuffle, side door, sidle, single-foot, sink, sink like lead, skedaddle, skip, slink, slither, slog, slouch, slowness, somersault, sprint, spurt, stagger, stalk, stamp, step, step on it, stile, stomp, storm door, straddle, straggle, stride, stroll, strolling gait, strut, stump, swagger, swing, tear, threshold, tittup, toddle, tollgate, torpedo, totter, traipse, trap, trap door, tread, trip, trot, trudge, turn over, turn turtle, turnpike, turnstile, undo, upset, upset the boat, velocity, waddle, walk, wamble, wide-open speed, wiggle, wobble




VB be destroyed, perish, fall to the ground, tumble, topple, go to pieces, fall to pieces, break up, crumble to dust, go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, go to wreck, go to pot, go to wrack and ruin, go by the board, go all to smash, be all over, be all up, be all with, totter to its fall, destroy, do away with, make away with, nullify, annual, sacrifice, demolish, tear up, overturn, overthrow, overwhelm, upset, subvert, put an end to, seal the doom of, do in, do for, dish, undo, break up, cut up, break down, cut down, pull down, mow down, blow down, beat down, suppress, quash, put down, do a job on, cut short, take off, blot out, dispel, dissipate, dissolve, consume, smash, crash, quell, squash, squelch, crumple up, shatter, shiver, batter to pieces, tear to pieces, crush to pieces, cut to pieces, shake to pieces, pull to pieces, pick to pieces, laniate, nip, tear to rags, tear to tatters, crush to atoms, knock to atoms, ruin, strike out, throw over, knock down over, fell, sink, swamp, scuttle, wreck, shipwreck, engulf, ingulf, submerge, lay in ashes, lay in ruins, sweep away, erase, wipe out, expunge, raze, level with the dust, level with the ground, waste, atomize, vaporize, deal destruction, desolate, devastate, lay waste, ravage gut, disorganize, dismantle, devour, swallow up, sap, mine, blast, bomb, blow to smithereens, drop the big one, confound, exterminate, extinguish, quench, annihilate, snuff out, put out, stamp out, trample out, lay in the dust, trample in the dust, prostrate, tread under foot, crush under foot, trample under foot, lay the ax to the root of, make short work of, make clean sweep of, make mincemeat of, cut up root and branch, chop into pieces, cut into ribbons, fling to the winds, scatter to the winds, throw overboard, strike at the root of, sap the foundations of, spring a mine, blow up, ravage with fire and sword, cast to the dogs, eradicate.


N receptacle, inclosure, recipient, receiver, reservatory, compartment, cell, cellule, follicle, hole, corner, niche, recess, nook, crypt, stall, pigeonhole, cove, oriel, cave, capsule, vesicle, cyst, pod, calyx, cancelli, utricle, bladder, pericarp, udder, stomach, paunch, venter, ventricle, crop, craw, maw, gizzard, breadbasket, mouth, pocket, pouch, fob, sheath, scabbard, socket, bag, sac, sack, saccule, wallet, cardcase, scrip, poke, knit, knapsack, haversack, sachel, satchel, reticule, budget, net, ditty bag, ditty box, housewife, hussif, saddlebags, portfolio, quiver, chest, box, coffer, caddy, case, casket, pyx, pix, caisson, desk, bureau, reliquary, trunk, portmanteau, band-box, valise, grip, grip sack, skippet, vasculum, boot, imperial, vache, cage, manger, rack, vessel, vase, bushel, barrel, canister, jar, pottle, basket, pannier, buck-basket, hopper, maund, creel, cran, crate, cradle, bassinet, wisket, whisket, jardiniere, corbeille, hamper, dosser, dorser, tray, hod, scuttle, utensil, brazier, cuspidor, spittoon, cistern, vat, caldron, barrel, cask, drum, puncheon, keg, rundlet, tun, butt, cag, firkin, kilderkin, carboy, amphora, bottle, jar, decanter, ewer, cruse, caraffe, crock, kit, canteen, flagon, demijohn, flask, flasket, stoup, noggin, vial, phial, cruet, caster, urn, epergne, salver, patella, tazza, patera, pig gin, big gin, tyg, nipperkin, pocket pistol, tub, bucket, pail, skeel, pot, tankard, jug, pitcher, mug, pipkin, galipot, gallipot, matrass, receiver, retort, alembic, bolthead, capsule, can, kettle, bowl, basin, jorum, punch bowl, cup, goblet, chalice, tumbler, glass, rummer, horn, saucepan, skillet, posnet, tureen, beaker, flask, Erlenmeyer flask, Florence flask, round-bottom flask, graduated cylinder, test tube, culture tube, pipette, Pasteur pipette, disposable pipette, syringe, vial, carboy, vacuum flask, Petri dish, microtiter tray, centrifuge tube, bail, beaker, billy, canakin, catch basin, catch drain, chatti, lota, mussuk, schooner, spider, terrine, toby, urceus, plate, platter, dish, trencher, calabash, porringer, potager, saucer, pan, crucible, glassware, tableware, vitrics, compote, gravy boat, creamer, sugar bowl, butter dish, mug, pitcher, punch bowl, chafing dish, shovel, trowel, spoon, spatula, ladle, dipper, tablespoon, watch glass, thimble, closet, commode, cupboard, cellaret, chiffonniere, locker, bin, bunker, buffet, press, clothespress, safe, sideboard, drawer, chest of drawers, chest on chest, highboy, lowboy, till, scrutoire, secretary, secretaire, davenport, bookcase, cabinet, canterbury, escritoire, etagere, vargueno, vitrine, chamber, apartment, room, cabin, office, court, hall, atrium, suite of rooms, apartment, flat, story, saloon, salon, parlor, by-room, cubicle, presence chamber, sitting room, best room, keeping room, drawing room, reception room, state room, gallery, cabinet, closet, pew, box, boudoir, adytum, sanctum, bedroom, dormitory, refectory, dining room, salle-a-manger, nursery, schoolroom, library, study, studio, billiard room, smoking room, den, stateroom, tablinum, tenement, bath room, bathroom, toilet, lavatory, powder room, john, jakes, necessary, loo, men's room, ladies' room, rest room, (uncleanness), 653 attic, loft, garret, cockloft, clerestory, cellar, vault, hold, cockpit, cubbyhole, cook house, entre-sol, mezzanine floor, ground floor, rez-de-chaussee, basement, kitchen, pantry, bawarchi-khana, scullery, offices, storeroom, lumber room, dairy, laundry, coach house, garage, hangar, outhouse, penthouse, lean-to, portico, porch, stoop, stope, veranda, patio, lanai, terrace, deck, lobby, court, courtyard, hall, vestibule, corridor, passage, breezeway, ante room, ante chamber, lounge, piazza, veranda, conservatory, greenhouse, bower, arbor, summerhouse, alcove, grotto, hermitage, lodging, bed, carriage, capsular, saccular, sacculated, recipient, ventricular, cystic, vascular, vesicular, cellular, camerated, locular, multilocular, polygastric, marsupial, siliquose, siliquous.


VB move quickly, trip, fisk, speed, hie, hasten, post, spank, scuttle, scud, scuddle, scour, scour the plain, scamper, run like mad, beat it, fly, race, run a race, cut away, shot, tear, whisk, zoom, swoosh, sweep, skim, brush, cut along, bowl along, barrel along, barrel, scorch, burn up the track, rush, dash on, dash off, dash forward, bolt, trot, gallop, amble, troll, bound, flit, spring, dart, boom, march in quick time, march in double time, ride hard, get over the ground, hurry, accelerate, put on, quicken, quicken one's pace, mend one's pace, clap spurs to one's horse, make haste, make rapid strides, make forced marches, make the best of one's way, put one's best leg foremost, stir one's stumps, wing one's way, set off at a score, carry sail, crowd sail, go off like a shot, go like a shot, go ahead, gain ground, outstrip the wind, fly on the wings of the wind, keep up with, keep pace with, outstrip, outmarch.

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