One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the captain decided to scupper the ship’
sink, scuttle, submerge, send to the bottom, open the seacocks in
2‘he denied trying to scupper the agreement’
ruin, wreck, destroy, devastate, wreak havoc on, damage, spoil, mar, injure, blast, blight, smash, shatter, dash, torpedo, scotch, mess up
louse up, screw up, foul up, put the kibosh on, banjax, do for, blow a hole in, nix, queer
British cock up, dish
Australian euchre, cruel
vulgar slang fuck up
archaic bring to naught
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