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English definition of “sabotage”

sabotage

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈsæbətɑːʒ/
damage done intentionally to something, for example equipment or a system, that belongs to someone else, so that it cannot be used: The oil giant said it averaged 221 oil spills in recent years, because of aging equipment and sabotage. industrial/economic sabotage
the act of intentionally trying to stop someone from achieving something or to stop something from developing: To prevent further sabotage of their fraud investigation, FBI agents moved quickly.
(Definition of sabotage noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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