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3 definitions found
 for sabotage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sabotage \Sa`bo`tage"\, n. [F.]
     1.
        (a) Scamped work.
        (b) Malicious waste or destruction of an employer's
            property or injury to his interests by workmen during
            labor troubles.
  
     2. any surreptitious destruction of property or obstruction
        of activity by persons not known to be hostile; -- in war,
        such actions carried out behind enemy lines by agents or
        local sympathisers of the hostile power.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sabotage
      n 1: a deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which
           equipment is damaged
      v 1: destroy property or hinder normal operations; "The
           Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
           [syn: sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract,
           subvert, weaken]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  119 Moby Thesaurus words for "sabotage":
     baffle, balk, bankruptcy, blast, block, bouleversement, brave,
     break up, breakage, breakdown, bugger, challenge, checkmate,
     circumvent, collapse, confound, confront, contravene, convulsion,
     counter, counteract, countermand, counterwork, crack-up, cripple,
     crippling, cross, damage, dash, de-energize, debilitate, defeat,
     defy, destroy, destruction, detriment, dilapidation, disable,
     disablement, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, disenable,
     dish, disrepair, disrupt, downfall, drain, elude, encroachment,
     enfeeble, fall, flummox, foil, frustrate, hamper, hamstring, harm,
     hinder, hobbling, honeycomb, hors de combat, hurt, hurting,
     impairment, inactivate, incapacitate, incapacitation, infringement,
     injury, inroad, kibosh, knock the chocks, lame, loss, maim,
     maiming, mayhem, mine, mischief, mutilation, nonplus, obstruct,
     overthrow, overturn, perplex, prostration, put, queer,
     queer the works, ruin, ruination, ruinousness, sap, scathe, scotch,
     sickening, spike, spoil, spoiling, stonewall, stump, subversion,
     subversiveness, subvert, thwart, treachery, treason, undermine,
     undermining, unfit, upheaval, upset, weaken, weakening, wing,
     wreck, wreckage, wrecking
  
  

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