Definitions for sabotageˈsæb əˌtɑʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sab•o•tageˈsæb əˌtɑʒ(n.; v.)-taged, -tag•ing.

  1. (n.)deliberate damage of equipment, materials, etc., or underhand interference with production or work, as by employees during a trade dispute.

  2. destruction of property or obstruction of public services, as to undermine a government or military effort.

  3. any undermining of a cause, plan, or effort.

  4. (v.t.)to injure or attack by sabotage.

Origin of sabotage:

1865–70; < F, <sabot(er) to botch, orig., to strike, shake up, der. of sabotsabot

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sabotage(verb)

    a deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damaged

  2. sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract, subvert, weaken(verb)

    destroy property or hinder normal operations

    "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sabotage(verb)ˈsæb əˌtɑʒ

    to damage sth to prevent an enemy's success

    Someone sabotaged the engine during the night.

  2. sabotageˈsæb əˌtɑʒ

    to spoil sth on purpose to prevent sb else's success

    claims that he wanted to sabotage any agreement; an act of sabotage

Wiktionary

  1. sabotage(Noun)

    A deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.

  2. sabotage(Noun)

    An act or acts with intent to injure, interfere with, or obstruct the national defense of a country by willfully injuring or destroying, or attempting to injure or destroy, any national defense or war materiel, premises, or utilities, to include human and natural resources.

  3. sabotage(Verb)

    to deliberately destroy or damage something in order to prevent it from being successful

    The railway line had been sabotaged by enemy commandos

  4. Origin: From sabotage (verb is from the noun)

Freebase

  1. Sabotage

    Sabotage is a deliberate action aimed at weakening another entity through subversion, obstruction, disruption, or destruction. In a workplace setting, sabotage is the conscious withdrawal of efficiency generally directed at causing some change in workplace conditions. One who engages in sabotage is a saboteur. As a rule, saboteurs try to conceal their identities because of the consequences of their actions.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. sabotage

    An act or acts with intent to injure, interfere with, or obstruct the national defense of a country by willfully injuring or destroying, or attempting to injure or destroy, any national defense or war materiel, premises, or utilities, to include human and natural resources.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

sabotage(noun)

the deliberate destruction in secret of machinery, bridges, equipment etc, by eg enemies in wartime, dissatisfied workers etc.

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