Path to Supreme Court: Speak Capably, Say Little
By ADAM LIPTAK
Supreme Court candidates have learned how to avoid answers that could scuttle their nominations.
Alstom Bid Draws Scrutiny
Two of Europe's largest development banks are probing allegations that Slovene government officials helped French engineering giant Alstom scuttle a rival power-plant construction bid by Siemens.
Yahoo Loses Its Deal PremiumYahoo shares fell more than 15% as Wall Street reset the Internet giant's worth after Microsoft withdrew its $47.5 billion takeover offer. The scuttled bid may not prevent another attempt by Microsoft down the road.
Nov 18, 2010 - I.M. Pei Scuttles Plans for NYU Tower ... In February 2008, NYU's architects sought ameeting with Pei to present their plans. ... “I've sat across the table with Hillary Clinton eye-to-eye,” Iowa representative Steve King said ...
nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2010/11/im_pei_scuttles_plans_for_nyu.htmlNov 18, 2010 - I.M. Pei Scuttles Plans for NYU Tower ... In February 2008, NYU's architects sought ameeting with Pei to present their plans. ... “I've sat across the table with Hillary Clinton eye-to-eye,” Iowa representative Steve King said ...
1 to intentionally sink a ship, especially your own, in order to prevent it from being taken by an enemy
2 to stop something happening, or to cause a plan to fail
scut・tle3━━ n. （船べり・甲板・屋根・壁などの）小窓; （ふたのある）昇降口.
━━ vt. 底（または舷側に）穴をあけて船を沈める; （計画などを）だめにする.
scuttle・butt ━━ n. 〔話〕 うわさ.
The noun has 2 meanings:
Meaning #1: container for coal; shaped to permit pouring the coal onto the fire
Synonym: coal scuttle
Meaning #2: an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
Synonyms: hatchway, opening
The verb scuttle has one meaning:
Meaning #1: to move about or proceed hurriedly
Synonyms: scurry, scamper, skitter
|skitter||(verb) To move rapidly along a surface, usually with frequent light contacts or changes of direction; skip or glide quickly.|
|Synonyms:||scamper, scurry, scuttle|
|Usage:||The area was populated by countless tiny lizards that would skitter away when approached.|