Definition of 'scupper'
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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) Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2010) 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) Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2011) 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)
A previous attempt was scuppered in the 1980s after the company failed to secure an explosives permit during the Troubles.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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