Definition of 'scupper'
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They said that could scupper attempts to reduce greenhouse gases over the same period. The Sun (2010)But any possible deal was scuppered by red tape. The Sun (2006)He has run two promising races this season but a poor draw might scupper his chances. The Sun (2011)Sometimes challenges are simply logistical but can completely scupper a company. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We need to do our homework but sometimes in that time other clubs can come in and scupper the deal. The Sun (2011)It was the relationship between the two drinks companies that scuppered a previous attempt to sell the business five years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The answers may yet scupper privatisation - they did once before. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Perhaps it was the consistently wet, cool weather that scuppered these plans. Times, Sunday Times (2008)No 10 has already suffered a great defeat that may have scuppered victory. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There were more than enough Labour opponents of proportional representation to scupper a deal. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Labour MPs have been hostile to plans to tackle welfare bills and may yet scupper the plans. The Sun (2006)They put him through a miserable ordeal and scuppered his chances of a high-flying career in the force. The Sun (2008)He is simply doing what he can to scupper British referendum plans for fear of others like it. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But the US company came out with a profit warning which almost scuppered the deal. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A notorious flop, the film almost scuppered the careers of all involved. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Cheating will, of course, scupper your plans. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Tens of thousands of motorists have also been bombarding MPs in a last-ditch attempt to scupper the increase. The Sun (2012)Just as the merger was drawing to a close, the American government almost scuppered two years of talks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A combination of (understandably) zealous regulation and the eurozone crisis has scuppered any hopes of a quick sale. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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