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scuttle

US [ˈskʌt(ə)l]
UK ['skʌt(ə)l]
  • n.舷窗;煤桶;煤斗;煤箱
  • v.碎步疾跑;(故意)破坏;凿沉(船)
  • Web天窗;疾走;小舱口
Simple Present:scuttles  Present Participle:scuttling  Past Tense:scuttled  
scuttle
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v.
1.
[i]
+ adv./prep.
碎步疾跑to run with quick short steps
She scuttled off when she heard the sound of his voice.
听到他的说话声,她赶紧跑开了。
He held his breath as a rat scuttled past.
见一只老鼠跑过,他屏住了呼吸。
2.
[t]
~ sth
(故意)破坏,阻止,阻挠to deliberately cause sth to fail
Shareholders successfully scuttled the deal.
股东成功地阻止了这桩交易。
3.
[t]
~ sth
凿沉(船)to sink a ship deliberately by making holes in the side or bottom of it
n.

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