sabotage


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sab·o·tage

 (săb′ə-täzh′)
n.
1. The deliberate destruction of property or obstruction of normal operations, as by civilians or enemy agents in a time of war.
2. The deliberate attempt to damage, destroy, or hinder a cause or activity.
tr.v. sab·o·taged, sab·o·tag·ing, sab·o·tag·es
To damage, destroy, or hinder (something) by sabotage.

[French, from saboter, to walk noisily, bungle, sabotage, from sabot, sabot; see sabot.]

sabotage

(ˈsæbəˌtɑːʒ)
n
1. the deliberate destruction, disruption, or damage of equipment, a public service, etc, as by enemy agents, dissatisfied employees, etc
2. any similar action or behaviour
vb
(tr) to destroy, damage, or disrupt, esp by secret means
[C20: from French, from saboter to spoil through clumsiness (literally: to clatter in sabots)]

sab•o•tage

(ˈsæb əˌtɑʒ)

n., v. -taged, -tag•ing. n.
1. 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.
v.t.
4. to injure or attack by sabotage.
[1865–70; < French, <sabot(er) to botch, orig., to strike, shake up, derivative of sabot sabot]

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.

sabotage

destruction of or damage to equipment, installations, etc, in an industrial context, as in a labor dispute, or in a military context, as in the action of partisan or resistance movements. — saboteur, n.
See also: War

sabotage


Past participle: sabotaged
Gerund: sabotaging

Imperative
sabotage
sabotage
Present
I sabotage
you sabotage
he/she/it sabotages
we sabotage
you sabotage
they sabotage
Preterite
I sabotaged
you sabotaged
he/she/it sabotaged
we sabotaged
you sabotaged
they sabotaged
Present Continuous
I am sabotaging
you are sabotaging
he/she/it is sabotaging
we are sabotaging
you are sabotaging
they are sabotaging
Present Perfect
I have sabotaged
you have sabotaged
he/she/it has sabotaged
we have sabotaged
you have sabotaged
they have sabotaged
Past Continuous
I was sabotaging
you were sabotaging
he/she/it was sabotaging
we were sabotaging
you were sabotaging
they were sabotaging
Past Perfect
I had sabotaged
you had sabotaged
he/she/it had sabotaged
we had sabotaged
you had sabotaged
they had sabotaged
Future
I will sabotage
you will sabotage
he/she/it will sabotage
we will sabotage
you will sabotage
they will sabotage
Future Perfect
I will have sabotaged
you will have sabotaged
he/she/it will have sabotaged
we will have sabotaged
you will have sabotaged
they will have sabotaged
Future Continuous
I will be sabotaging
you will be sabotaging
he/she/it will be sabotaging
we will be sabotaging
you will be sabotaging
they will be sabotaging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sabotaging
you have been sabotaging
he/she/it has been sabotaging
we have been sabotaging
you have been sabotaging
they have been sabotaging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sabotaging
you will have been sabotaging
he/she/it will have been sabotaging
we will have been sabotaging
you will have been sabotaging
they will have been sabotaging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sabotaging
you had been sabotaging
he/she/it had been sabotaging
we had been sabotaging
you had been sabotaging
they had been sabotaging
Conditional
I would sabotage
you would sabotage
he/she/it would sabotage
we would sabotage
you would sabotage
they would sabotage
Past Conditional
I would have sabotaged
you would have sabotaged
he/she/it would have sabotaged
we would have sabotaged
you would have sabotaged
they would have sabotaged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sabotage - a deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damagedsabotage - a deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damaged
destruction, devastation - the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists
bombing - the use of bombs for sabotage; a tactic frequently used by terrorists
Verb1.sabotage - destroy property or hinder normal operationssabotage - destroy property or hinder normal operations; "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
derail - cause to run off the tracks; "they had planned to derail the trains that carried atomic waste"
disobey - refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient; "He disobeyed his supervisor and was fired"

sabotage

verb
1. damage, destroy, wreck, undermine, disable, disrupt, cripple, subvert, incapacitate, vandalize, throw a spanner in the works (Brit. informal), sap the foundations of The main pipeline was sabotaged by rebels.
2. disrupt, ruin, wreck, spoil, interrupt, interfere with, obstruct, intrude My ex-wife deliberately sabotages my access to the children.
noun
1. damage, destruction, wrecking, vandalism, deliberate damage The bombing was a spectacular act of sabotage.
2. disruption, ruining, wrecking, spoiling, interference, intrusion, interruption, obstruction political sabotage of government policy

sabotage

noun
A deliberate and underhanded effort to defeat or do harm to an endeavor:
verb
To damage, destroy, or defeat by sabotage:
Translations
تَخْريب، عَمَل تَخْريبيعَمْلٌ تَخْرِيبِيّيُخَرِّبُيُخَرِّب
sabotatge
sabotážsabotovatprovést sabotáž
sabotagesabotere
sabotaasisabotoida
sabotažasabotirati
szabotázsszabotál
skemmdarverkvinna skemmdarverk á
故意に破壊する故意の破壊
방해 행위방해 행위를 하다
sabotažassabotuotojas
sabotāžasabotēt
sabotážurobiť sabotáž
sabotagesabotera
ก่อวินาศกรรมการก่อวินาศกรรม
sabotajsabotaj yapmaksabote etmek
phá hoạisự phá hoại

sabotage

[ˈsæbətɑːʒ]
A. Nsabotaje m
an act of sabotageun acto de sabotaje
B. VT (also fig) → sabotear

sabotage

[ˈsæbətɑːʒ]
nsabotage m
vt
(= damage physically) [+ pipeline, machine] → saboter
(= try to cause failure of) [+ relationship, talks] → saboter

sabotage

nSabotage f
vt (lit, fig)sabotieren

sabotage

[ˈsæbəˌtɑːʒ]
1. nsabotaggio
2. vtsabotare

sabotage

(ˈsӕbətaːʒ) noun
the deliberate destruction in secret of machinery, bridges, equipment etc, by eg enemies in wartime, dissatisfied workers etc.
verb
to destroy, damage or cause to fail by sabotage.
ˌsaboˈteur (-ˈtəː) noun
a person who sabotages. The soldiers shot the three saboteurs.

sabotage

عَمْلٌ تَخْرِيبِيّ, يُخَرِّبُ sabotáž, sabotovat sabotage, sabotere Sabotage, sabotieren σαμποτάζ, σαμποτάρω sabotaje, sabotear sabotaasi, sabotoida sabotage, saboter sabotaža, sabotirati sabotaggio, sabotare 故意に破壊する, 故意の破壊 방해 행위, 방해 행위를 하다 sabotage, saboteren sabotasje, sabotere dokonać sabotażu, sabotaż sabotagem, sabotar саботаж, саботировать sabotage, sabotera ก่อวินาศกรรม, การก่อวินาศกรรม sabotaj, sabote etmek phá hoại, sự phá hoại 破坏
References in classic literature ?
Martin had insisted that the requirement for hired help was over; however, in despair over his wife's determined sabotage, it was Martin himself who commanded that the girl be reinstated for another two months.
This man no longer condemned Bert, himself muttering vaguely of dynamite, end sabotage, and revolution.
Recently, a series of electronic boards were discovered that had been planted in certain equipment at Fordo nuclear site to carry out sabotage acts in the enrichment processes," Zarea'an said in an interview with Iran's Khorassan daily on Saturday.
Sharma has not ruled out possibility of either a sabotage or a bonfire, which could have caused the massive blaze at the depot.
The sabotage of oil pipelines has resulted in decreased oil production for local consumption, compelling the government to import fuel to cover additional market needs.
Investigations revealed that such bombs were used to stage other explosions and acts of sabotage in different parts of the country.
Armenian armed forces launched a diversion on the night of July 31-August 1, when reconnaissance and sabotage groups tried to cross the contact line of the Azerbaijani and Armenian troops through the territories of Aghdam and Terter regions.
Prima facie it is learnt that it is due to sabotage but as far as Rajdhani is concerned practically we don't have much news of accident but of course there was a bandh call given by Maoists so the cause is yet to be known," said Gowda.
Several cases of industrial sabotage have been neutralized in the past few months before achieving the intended damage, including sabotage at a part of the IR-40 facility at Arak," Zarean said.
They claimed that violence and sabotage were taking place in response to calls by Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei.
The source said that pumping oil has stopped after the pipeline was subjected to act of sabotage with explosives, causing fire to break out; but production continues.
It becomes a matter of structures or persons, who are against the negotiation process and who, in every way, try to sabotage it.