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sabotage

[ sab-uh-tahzh, sab-uh-tahzh ]
/ 藞s忙b 蓹藢t蓱蕭, 藢s忙b 蓹藞t蓱蕭 /
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noun
any underhand interference with production, work, etc., in a plant, factory, etc., as by enemy agents during wartime or by employees during a trade dispute.
any undermining of a cause.
verb (used with object), sab路o路taged, sab路o路tag路ing.
to injure or attack by sabotage.
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Origin of sabotage

1865鈥70; <French, equivalent to sabot(er) to botch, originally, to strike, shake up, harry, derivative of sabotsabot + -age-age

OTHER WORDS FROM sabotage

un路sab路o路taged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sabotage

sabotage
/ (藞s忙b蓹藢t蓱藧蕭) /

noun
the deliberate destruction, disruption, or damage of equipment, a public service, etc, as by enemy agents, dissatisfied employees, etc
any similar action or behaviour
verb
(tr) to destroy, damage, or disrupt, esp by secret means

Word Origin for sabotage

C20: from French, from saboter to spoil through clumsiness (literally: to clatter in sabots)
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