Washington has pledged to use its veto power at the Security Council, if necessary, to scuttle Palestinian membership.
By one count, 20 industry lobbyists were in the halls trying to scuttle SB 962 as it came to a vote nine days later.
Republicans have hatched a plan to scuttle the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Others said it would take something shocking to scuttle the meeting.
Any disagreement we had with them was criticized as an attempt to scuttle the building of the memorial.
A scuttle in the deck of a steamer to admit fuel for the engine.
Taking a bucket and a lantern, he passed into the steerage, and opened the scuttle.
"The bolt of the scuttle is broken, just as Osborne said," he reported.
She felt it grow tense at a tiny squeak and scuttle, but she kept still.
If you hear some one appealing to any one else you can scuttle out of it.
"bucket," late Old English scutel "dish, platter," from Latin scutella "serving platter" (source also of French écuelle, Spanish escudilla, Italian scudella "a plate, bowl"), diminutive of scutra "flat tray, dish," perhaps related to scutum "shield" (see hide (n.1)).
A common Germanic borrowing from Latin (cf. Old Norse skutill, Middle Dutch schotel, Old High German scuzzila, German Schüssel "a dish"). Meaning "basket for sifting grain" is attested from mid-14c.; sense of "bucket for holding coal" first recorded 1849.
"scamper, scurry," mid-15c., probably related to scud (v.). Related: Scuttled; scuttling.
I should have been a pair of ragged claws
Scuttling across the floors of silent seas.
[T.S. Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"]
"cut a hole in a ship to sink it," 1640s, from skottell (n.) "opening in a ship's deck" (late 15c.), from Middle French escoutille (Modern French écoutille) or directly from Spanish escotilla "hatchway," diminutive of escota "opening in a garment," from escotar "cut out," perhaps from e- "out" (see ex-) + Germanic *skaut-. Figurative use is recorded from 1888. Related: Scuttled; scuttling.