an irrational dislike; loathing:
She took a scunner to him.
verb (used without object)
Scot. and North England. to feel or show violent disgust, especially to flinch, blanch, or gag.
verb (used with object)
Scot. and North England. to disgust; nauseate.
adjective (dialect, mainly Scot)
annoyed, discontented, or bored
nauseated or disgusted, esp from a surfeit of food, drink, etc
(intransitive) to feel aversion
(transitive) to produce a feeling of aversion in
a strong aversion (often in the phrase take a scunner to)
an object of dislike; nuisance
noun 1. a town in E England, in North Lincolnshire unitary authority, Lincolnshire: developed rapidly after the discovery of local iron ore in the late 19th century; iron and steel industries have declined. Pop: 72 660 (2001)
noun 1. a sparid food fish, Stenotomus chrysops, found along the Atlantic coast of the U.S., having a compressed body and high back. noun 1. a common sparid fish, Stenotomus chrysops, of American coastal regions of the Atlantic Also called northern porgy
noun 1. Nautical. a drain at the edge of a deck exposed to the weather, for allowing accumulated water to drain away into the sea or into the bilges. Compare freeing port. 2. a drain, closed by one or two flaps, for allowing water from the sprinkler system of a factory or the like to […]
verb (used with object), British. 1. Military. to overwhelm; surprise and destroy, disable, or massacre. 2. Informal. to prevent from happening or succeeding; ruin; wreck. noun 1. (nautical) a drain or spout allowing water on the deck of a vessel to flow overboard 2. an opening in the side of a building for draining off […]