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SABOTAGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sabotage mean? 

SABOTAGE (noun)
  The noun SABOTAGE has 1 sense:

1. a deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damaged

  Familiarity information: SABOTAGE used as a noun is very rare.


SABOTAGE (verb)
  The verb SABOTAGE has 1 sense:

1. destroy property or hinder normal operations

  Familiarity information: SABOTAGE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SABOTAGE (noun)


Sense 1sabotage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damaged

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("sabotage" is a kind of...):

destruction; devastation (the termination of something by causing so much damage to it that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sabotage"):

bombing (the use of bombs for sabotage; a tactic frequently used by terrorists)


SABOTAGE (verb)


Sense 1sabotage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Destroy property or hinder normal operations

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

countermine; sabotage; undermine; subvert; weaken; counteract

Context example:

The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war

Hypernyms (to "sabotage" is one way to...):

disobey (refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "sabotage"):

derail (cause to run off the tracks)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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