- Deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct (something), especially for political or military advantage.More example sentences
- They were prepared to sabotage the Soviet war machine in the event of a Warsaw Pact-NATO conflict.
- At first Isak deliberately sabotages the intruder's research by preparing his food in his bedroom, or in other ways changing his habits.
- Russian partisans sabotaged railways, destroyed trucks and killed hundreds of Germans in ambush.
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- The action of sabotaging something.More example sentences
- Their arrest is only one of an increasing number of arrests in which Germans have been suspected of planning similar acts of sabotage.
- Acts of sabotage and non-cooperation undermined the Nazis' attempts to exploit the resources of Denmark.
- 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.
early 20th century: from French, from saboter 'kick with sabots, willfully destroy' (see sabot).