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English definition of “sabotage”

sabotage

verb [T]
 
 
/ˈsæbətɑːʒ/
DAMAGE to damage or destroy something in order to prevent an enemy from using it: Rebels sabotaged the roads and bridges.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoilingPreventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
PREVENT SUCCESS to spoil someone's plans or efforts in order to prevent them from being successful: She tried to sabotage my chances of getting the job.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
sabotage noun [U] an act of sabotage
(Definition of sabotage from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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