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Definition of scuttle:

  1. A broad, shallow basket.
  2. A quick pace; a short run.
  3. A small opening in an outside wall or covering, furnished with a lid.
  4. A small opening or hatchway in the deck of a ship, large enough to admit a man, and with a lid for covering it, also, a like hole in the side or bottom of a ship.
  5. A wide- mouthed vessel for holding coal: a coal hod.
  6. An opening in the roof of a house, with a lid.
  7. The lid or door which covers or closes an opening in a roof, wall, or the like.
  8. To cut a hole or holes through the bottom, deck, or sides of ( as of a ship), for any purpose.
  9. To run with affected precipitation; to hurry; to bustle; to scuddle.
  10. To sink by making holes through the bottom of; as, to scuttle a ship.

Synonyms:

jet, jog, abandon, hurtle, kill off, opening move, scramble, shipwreck, sink, first step, pelt, careen, speed, dismantle, barrel, hustle, dash, trot, scupper, tear, bustle, salvage, buzz, ram, porta, skitter, hatchway, bundle, opening night, chess opening, skip, rustle, zip, course, crack, motor, career, hasten, pound, sprint, shipwrecked, bound, nip, scamper, blow, race, rip, hotfoot, breeze, skim, whirl, stamp out, wreck, hare, scurry, highball, shut off, jump, suppress, initiative, chase, possible action, shoot, coal scuttle, founder, hurl, curtain raising, hie, squeeze out, scoot, running, hump, step, rocket, raise, keel over, rush, bolt, belt, blast, kill, cannonball, blaze, bowl, travel, whisk, orifice, possibility, zoom, cut into, bomb, hold back, run, destroy, submerge, interfere with, runner, gap, opening, fly, drive.

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