- (GA) IPA: /ˈsæbətɑʒ/
- A deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.
- (military) An act or acts with intent to injure, interfere with, or obstruct the national defense of a country by willfully injuring or destroying, or attempting to injure or destroy, any national defense or war materiel, premises, or utilities, to include human and natural resources.
- French: sabotage
- German: Sabotage
- Italian: sabotaggio
- Portuguese: sabotagem
- Russian: вредительство
- Spanish: sabotaje
sabotage (sabotages, present participle sabotaging; past and past participle sabotaged)
- To deliberately destroy or damage something in order to prevent it from being successful.
- The railway line had been sabotaged by enemy commandos.
- 2014, Paul Doyle, "Southampton hammer eight past hapless Sunderland in barmy encounter ↗", The Guardian, 18 October 2014:
- Five minutes later, Southampton tried to mount their first attack, but Wickham sabotaged the move by tripping the rampaging Nathaniel Clyne, prompting the referee, Andre Marriner, to issue a yellow card. That was a lone blemish on an otherwise tidy start by Poyet’s team – until, that is, the 12th minute, when Vergini produced a candidate for the most ludicrous own goal in Premier League history.
- French: saboter
- German: sabotieren
- Italian: sabotare
- Portuguese: sabotar
- Russian: саботировать
- Spanish: sabotear