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Definitions for sabotage
ˈsæb əˌtɑʒsab·o·tage

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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.

    Etymology: [F.]

Wiktionary

  1. sabotage(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From sabotage (verb is from the noun)

  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.

    Etymology: From sabotage (verb is from the noun)

  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

    Etymology: 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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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

Examples of sabotage in a Sentence

  1. Ramzan Kadyrov:

    Representatives of the so-called ... opposition are trying to profit from the difficult economic situation, such people need to be regarded as enemies of the people and traitors. They should be put on trial, with maximum severity, for sabotage.

  2. Brandi Glanville:

    I seem to go through guys fairly quickly. I call them 'micro relationships' because as soon as I think something is up I sabotage and leave. I run away. So I thought, you know, 'Why not just go and see if I get anything from this?' i thought about not wanting to put my love life there out on camera, but let’s be clear I did ‘Housewives,’ everything is already out there so why not look for love on camera? What do I have to lose really? Nothing.

  3. Donald Trump:

    From day one, the wretched Washington swamp has been trying to nullify the results of a truly great and democratic election. They're trying, they're not getting very far. They want to erase your vote like it never existed. They want to erase your voice and they want to erase your future, but they will fail, because in America the people rule again, this is nothing but a partisan witch hunt, sabotage.

  4. Imran Khan:

    Such attempts, especially in Balochistan are an effort to sabotage our economic projects and prosperity.

  5. Sarah Koenig:

    When you are with Candy, she is energy, she has harnessed that energy and is doing so much with it to inspire others. The energy was always there, sometimes working for her, sometimes against her. But once she cleared the noise and eliminated the self-sabotage, she harnessed that energy and now uses it in ways that truly serve her community, herself, her clients, family, friends. It's a powerful, positive force.

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