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English definition of “sabotage”

sabotage

verb [T] uk   /ˈsæb.ə.tɑːʒ/ us  
to damage or destroy equipment, weapons, or buildings in order to prevent the success of an enemy or competitor: The rebels had tried to sabotage the oil pipeline.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoilingPreventing and impedingLimiting and restricting to intentionally prevent the success of a plan or action: This was a deliberate attempt to sabotage the ceasefire.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
sabotage
noun [U] uk   us  
a campaign of industrial sabotageDestroying and demolishingDamaging and spoilingPreventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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