self-sabotage

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From self- +‎ sabotage.

Noun[edit]

self-sabotage (uncountable)

  1. The sabotaging, whether consciously or subconsciously, of oneself.

Verb[edit]

self-sabotage (third-person singular simple present self-sabotages, present participle self-sabotaging, simple past and past participle self-sabotaged)

  1. (transitive) To sabotage oneself or one's own plans.
    • 2011, Greg Bennett, Self Sabotage:
      Before we even get started trying to explain this complicated concept of why we self-sabotage our own success, please understand that I am at best an “armchair doctor”.