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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of scupper.

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Examples

  • African Trade Unions and the South African Communist Party, which he said "scuppered" the government's bold bid and had neutralised

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • One because it recalls distant days when the Fifa general secretary praised English footballing philosophy, rather than being the man widely regarded as heading a corrupt organisation that scuppered England's chance of hosting the 2018 World Cup.

    The Saturday interview: Kevin Keegan

  • The sudden scrapping of the Audit Commission last summer was rushed and could have scuppered meaningful reforms of local authority auditing, according to a report by the Commons local government select committee.

    Council audit plans 'put independence at risk', MPs warn

  • As it happened, when Pratt scuppered Ponting he was legitimately on the field, as Simon Jones was genuinely injured.

    The Ashes 2010-11: Ricky Ponting – great batsman, flawed captain

  • Socialist premiers Brown and Zapatero have scuppered PES hopes of putting forward Poul Nyrup Rasmussen as their candidate by giving their backing to the Populist candidate.

    Meanwhile in Brussels...

  • When Ree tries to enlist in the army, she is scuppered by the fact she can't bring the children along.

    Why Ed reminds women of every bad ex-boyfriend

  • But when he tells trade unions, as he did during his campaign, that British Airways 'scuppered strike plans earlier this year "showed that the rules governing strike ballots are in urgent need of reform," he raises the specter of that winter.

    The Return of Old Labour

  • The neatest solution to this crisis – the return of the chanteuse through the "wild card" system, permitting Cole to reprieve one previous ejectee – was then scuppered by the revelation that the Home Office is threatening to vote the singer and her family off the island, claiming that her mother has illegally claimed benefits – a suggestion strongly contested by the family's lawyers.

    The Gamu Nhengu Factor

  • Plouffe also warned about the huge sums being spent on campaigning by outside groups, mianly on the Republican side, following the Citizens United supreme court ruling that scuppered spending restrictions.

    US midterm elections live blog - Thursday 7 October

  • An injury of that serious nature would have scuppered most world title fights so Haye now needs to explain why he risked his reputation anyway.

    David Haye cut down to size by Wladimir Klitschko's ram-rod power | Paul Hayward

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