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Definitions for sabotage
ˈsæb əˌtɑʒsab·o·tage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sabotageverb

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

  2. sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract, subvert, weakenverb

    destroy property or hinder normal operations

    "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"

GCIDE

  1. Sabotagenoun

    (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.

Wiktionary

  1. sabotagenoun

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

  2. sabotagenoun

    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. sabotageverb

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

    The railway line had been sabotaged by enemy commandos

  4. 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. William Savitt:

    Elon Musk has been and remains contractually obligated to use Elon Musk best efforts to close this deal, what Elon Musk's doing is the exact opposite. It's sabotage.

  2. 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.

  3. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro:

    The oil industry is the backbone of the Venezuelan economy, the U.S. empire for a long time ... has intended to sabotage the oil industry and defeat the (Venezuelan) government, in order to steal the oil.

  4. Anura Wijepala:

    I will not rule out sabotage because the repetition within two or three weeks' time is quite similar in nature, we have informed the government analysts and police to do an investigation.

  5. Sun Guang:

    As soon as they see me as a Chinese face, they think I'm here to sabotage or support Russia, i don't think the current situation in Ukraine is safe for Chinese.

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