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See also: Sabotage
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsæ.bəˌtɑːʒ/, /ˈsæ.bɒˌtɑːʒ/, (less commonly) /sæ.bɒˈtɑːʒ/, /ˈsæ.bɒˌtɪd͡ʒ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsæb.əˌtɑʒ/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- A deliberate action aimed at weakening someone (or something, a nation, etc) or preventing them from being successful, through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.
deliberate action of subversion, obstruction, disruption, destruction
- To deliberately destroy or damage something in order to prevent it from being successful.
- The railway line had been sabotaged by enemy commandos.
- Our plans were sabotaged.
- 2014 October 18, Paul Doyle, “Southampton hammer eight past hapless Sunderland in barmy encounter”, in The Guardian:
- Five minutes later, Southampton tried to mount their first attack, but Wickham sabotaged the move by tripping the rampaging Nathaniel Clyne, prompting the referee, Andre Marriner, to issue a yellow card. That was a lone blemish on an otherwise tidy start by Poyet’s team – until, that is, the 12th minute, when Vergini produced a candidate for the most ludicrous own goal in Premier League history.
- 2021 December 29, Drachinifel, The USN Pacific Submarine Campaign - The Dark Year (Dec'41 - Dec'42), archived from the original on 19 July 2022, retrieved 27 July 2022, 21:03 from the start:
- The only amusing highlight was Gudgeon having managed to exploit U.S. codebreaking efforts to ambush and destroy the submarine I-173, albeit not for the lack of the Mark 14's trying to sabotage the effort, as the torpedo that had hit the sub had refused to detonate; it seemed, however, that the car-crash levels of kinetic energy involved in the dud simply ramming the sub had nonetheless done enough to fatally damage it.
deliberate destruction to prevent success
Declension of sabotage
sabotage m (uncountable)
- → Indonesian: sabotase
sabotage m (plural sabotages)
- → Catalan: sabotatge
- → Czech: sabotáž
- → Danish: sabotage
- → Dutch: sabotage
- → English: sabotage
- → Galician: sabotaxe
- → German: Sabotage
- → Hungarian: szabotázs
- → Italian: sabotaggio
- → Polish: sabotaż
- → Portuguese: sabotagem
- → Romanian: sabotaj
- → Russian: сабота́ж (sabotáž)
- → Spanish: sabotaje
- → Swedish: sabotage
- → Turkish: sabotaj
- “sabotage”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
|Declension of sabotage|