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Definition of sabotage noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the act of doing deliberate damage to equipment, transportation, machines, etc. to prevent an enemy from using them, or to protest about something an act of economic/military/industrial sabotage Police investigating the train derailment have not ruled out sabotage.
  2. 2the act of deliberately spoiling something in order to prevent it from being successful
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: sabotage

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