Sabotage definitions

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The definition of sabotage is an intentional destruction of something.

An example of sabotage is the ruining of another student's science fair project so that they cannot win.

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The deliberate destruction of property or obstruction of normal operations, as by civilians or enemy agents in a time of war.
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The deliberate attempt to damage, destroy, or hinder a cause or activity.
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Sabotage is defined as to intentionally destroy something.

An example of sabotage is to ruin a relationship by falsely telling the girl that her boyfriend is cheating.

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To damage, destroy, or hinder (something) by sabotage.
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Intentional destruction of machines, waste of materials, etc., as by employees during labor disputes.
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Destruction of railroads, bridges, machinery, etc., as by enemy agents or by an underground resistance.
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The deliberate obstruction of or damage to any cause, movement, activity, effort, etc.
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To injure or destroy by sabotage.
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To engage in sabotage.
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The deliberate damage to equipment or information. For example, website defacement is an example of information sabotage.
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A deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.
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(military) 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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To deliberately destroy or damage something in order to prevent it from being successful.

The railway line had been sabotaged by enemy commandos.

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Origin of sabotage

French from saboter to walk noisily, bungle, sabotage from sabot sabot sabot