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sabotage

sab·o·tage

sabotage

 
 
pronunciation:
sae b tazh [or] sae b taezh
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a secret operation or act, esp. one carried out by an insider, to damage property, obstruct operations, undermine negotiations, or the like.
synonyms:
subversion, undermining
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sabotaged, sabotages, sabotaging
definition: to attack or damage by sabotage.
synonyms:
subvert, undermine
similar words:
cripple, disable, disrupt, foul up, hamstring, harm, impair, incapacitate, obstruct, queer, sap, throw a monkey wrench into, vandalize
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