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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)

Wikipedia

  1. Sabotage

    Sabotage is a deliberate action aimed at weakening a polity, effort, or organization through subversion, obstruction, disruption, or destruction. One who engages in sabotage is a saboteur. Saboteurs typically try to conceal their identities because of the consequences of their actions and to avoid invoking legal and organizational requirements for addressing sabotage.

ChatGPT

  1. sabotage

    Sabotage refers to the act of deliberately damaging, destroying, or obstructing something, typically for political or personal advantage. It can include actions aimed at disrupting operations, damaging property, or hindering the activities of an organization or individual. This action could be applied to various contexts, for instance, military, workplace, or cyber sabotage.

Wikidata

  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. John Yarmuth:

    I think our caucus understands that essentially we're all Joe Manchin, and with the margins we have, everybody has the ability to tank whatever we're trying to do. I mean, here we've got four votes, there, we have zero margin, so essentially everybody's in a position to sabotage, whatever we're doing.

  2. Mogens Lykketoft:

    What scares us a little ... is there is all this sabotage inside the United States against this commitment for climate change, including (with) the Supreme Court.

  3. Javid Faisal:

    We ask the Taliban to not sabotage the process by making excuses now.

  4. William Evanina:

    All organizations are vulnerable to insider threats from employees who may use their authorized access to facilities, personnel or information to harm their organizations - intentionally or unintentionally, the harm can range from negligence, such as failing to secure data or clicking on a spear-phishing link, to malicious activities like theft, sabotage, espionage, unauthorized disclosure of classified information or even violence.

  5. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov:

    We are against revising these agreements, we consider it very counter productive to try to reduce to zero years of international work carried out via talks between the six major powers and Iran, we will obstruct attempts to sabotage these agreements which were enshrined in a U.N. Security Council resolution.

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