Not because the president is surrounded by Jewish aides who want to sabotage their own identity.
He died, together with his wife and 15 of his top aides, when his plane blew up—suspected as sabotage—in February 2003.
The truth is that the authorities seized the bank and lent millions away to sabotage it before returning control.
But there are elements among the Taliban and the Afghan government who want to sabotage this opportunity.
The truth is that Schwarzenegger is quite good in sabotage, even if the rest of the movie isn't very good at all.
Janet wondered if she dared to record the story of the sabotage when the company was on desert location.
I was in his office when the report of sabotage to your plane came through.
The report explained the origin of the boycott and of sabotage, and gave instances of their application in different countries.
There was a sort of pattern in the way the other sabotage incidents had been planned.
Victor Berger expressed himself very emphatically on the "sabotage clause."
1907 (from 1903 as a French word in English), from French sabotage, from saboter "to sabotage, bungle," literally "walk noisily," from sabot "wooden shoe" (13c.), altered (by association with Old French bot "boot") from Middle French savate "old shoe," from an unidentified source that also produced similar words in Old Provençal, Portuguese, Spanish (zapata), Italian (ciabatta), Arabic (sabbat), and Basque (zapata).
In French, and at first in English, the sense of "deliberately and maliciously destroying property" originally was in reference to labor disputes, but the oft-repeated story (as old as the record of the word in English) that the modern meaning derives from strikers' supposed tactic of throwing shoes into machinery is not supported by the etymology. Likely it was not meant as a literal image; the word was used in French in a variety of "bungling" senses, such as "to play a piece of music badly." This, too, was the explanation given in some early usages.
SABOTAGE [chapter heading] The title we have prefixed seems to mean "scamping work." It is a device which, we are told, has been adopted by certain French workpeople as a substitute for striking. The workman, in other words, purposes to remain on and to do his work badly, so as to annoy his employer's customers and cause loss to his employer. ["The Liberty Review," January 1907]
You may believe that sabotage is murder, and so forth, but it is not so at all. Sabotage means giving back to the bosses what they give to us. Sabotage consists in going slow with the process of production when the bosses go slow with the same process in regard to wages. [Arturo M. Giovannitti, quoted in report of the Sagamore Sociological Conference, June 1907]
In English, "malicious mischief" would appear to be the nearest explicit definition of "sabotage," which is so much more expressive as to be likely of adoption into all languages spoken by nations suffering from this new force in industry and morals. Sabotage has a flavor which is unmistakable even to persons knowing little slang and no French .... ["Century Magazine," November 1910]
1912, from sabotage (n). Related: Sabotaged; sabotaging.