sabotage


sabotage
sabotage sab‧o‧tage [ˈsæbətɑːʒ] verb [transitive]
1. to secretly damage or destroy equipment, vehicles etc that belong to an enemy or opponent, so that they cannot be used:

• There are fears that striking workers may try to sabotage the plant.

2. to deliberately spoil someone's plans because you do not want them to succeed:

• He's trying to sabotage my career.

• Why would anyone want to sabotage the deal?

— sabotage noun [uncountable] :

• The airline was investigating an apparent case of industrial sabotage after a jetliner in the final stages of production failed certain tests.

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sabotage UK US /ˈsæbətɑːʒ/ verb [T]
to intentionally damage or destroy something, for example equipment or a system, that belongs to someone else, so that it cannot be used: »

He claims the animal rights group sabotaged their vehicles and trailers.

to intentionally do something that stops someone from achieving what they want or stops something from developing as it should: »

At that time the western aid programs were believed to be attempts to sabotage the Russian economy.

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sabotage UK US /ˈsæbətɑːʒ/ noun [U]
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.

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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.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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