Noun(1) a deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damaged
Verb(1) destroy property or hinder normal operations
(1) Sickness produces symptoms and collateral damage that disrupt or sabotage health.(2) A row of more than 15 bricks, pieces of concrete, metal poles, wooden stakes and a traffic cone were balanced on the track in a blatant act of sabotage .(3) He reported that in September there were 534 acts of sabotage against railroads as compared to a monthly average of 130 during the first half of the year.(4) Will internal politics and turf wars sabotage the venture?(5) Finally, the negative comments against the English program in St Malo (as quoted in The Carillon a couple of weeks ago) is nothing short of an act of sabotage .(6) Every single act of industrial sabotage is being done by the people who formerly ran those systems.(7) The scenarios might involve a simulated attack by terrorists or mock acts of sabotage by insiders.(8) They were prepared to sabotage the Soviet war machine in the event of a Warsaw Pact-NATO conflict.(9) Acts of sabotage and non-cooperation undermined the Nazis' attempts to exploit the resources of Denmark.(10) ├ö├ç├┐This is an act of sabotage which we cannot accept,├ö├ç├û he said.(11) The unions vehemently denied supporting acts of sabotage and rejected the idea that their members were behind the incidents.(12) Four months later, in March, Bert Marlow, an engineer at the club, told how Fred's act of sabotage in the bar almost led to it being flooded.(13) Power outages, acts of sabotage and general unrest have hampered production.(14) He commented that this could be interpreted as an attempt on the part of the General Staff to sabotage reform in the army.(15) Their arrest is only one of an increasing number of arrests in which Germans have been suspected of planning similar acts of sabotage .(16) In fact, if I didn't know better, I might suspect that Rove himself is deliberately trying to sabotage the war effort.
(1) sabotage :: Sabotage
1. vandalism ::
3. destruction ::
6. damage ::
7. subversion ::
8. obstruction ::
13. vandalize ::
14. wreck ::
15. damage ::
16. destroy ::
17. cripple ::
18. impair ::
19. incapacitate ::
20. obstruct ::
21. disrupt ::
22. spoil ::
23. ruin ::
24. undermine ::
25. threaten ::
26. subvert ::
sabotage, sabotaged, sabotages, sabotaging
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I deliberately tried to SABOTAGE
Stuart's date with Penny.
The Big Bang Theory Season 2, Episode 22
Look, Mr. Natural, I'm not
gonna let you SABOTAGE this thing.
Breaking Bad Season 5, Episode 11
connect with the judges,
SABOTAGE the competition.
The Big Bang Theory Season 12, Episode 10
...and you're trying to SABOTAGE it.
The Big Bang Theory Season 8, Episode 24
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