What does sabotage mean?

Definitions for sabotageˈsæb əˌtɑʒ

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sabotage.

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"

GCIDE

  1. Sabotage(n.)

    (a) Scamped work. (b) Malicious waste or destruction of an employer's property or injury to his interests by workmen during labor troubles.2. any surreptitious destruction of property or obstruction of activity by persons not known to be hostile; -- in war, such actions carried out behind enemy lines by agents or local sympathisers of the hostile power.

  2. Origin: [F.]

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.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sabotage in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sabotage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Angela Lemond:

    I see more people self-sabotage when they’re anxious.

  2. Maurizio Bufalini:

    In a situation that was already so tense, for a person with their own platform, a famous person, to say the right thing to do is sabotage the site seemed to us absolutely out of place.

  3. Omran Zwai:

    The maintenance team is still fixing damages caused by a sabotage last week at a crude pipeline between Sarir oilfield and Hariga port, we are expecting to resume work at Sarir oilfield within four days.

  4. North Korea U.N. mission:

    The more the hostile forces including Japan become desperate in their attempt to smear the dignity of our people and sabotage our system under the disguise of 'human rights issues', the stronger our socialist system will grow.

  5. John Boehner:

    With this action, the president has chosen to deliberately sabotage any chance of enacting bipartisan reforms that he claims to seek. And as I told the president yesterday, he's damaging the presidency itself, We're working with our members and looking at the options available to us.

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