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Definition of sabotage verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sabotage
    he / she / it sabotages
    past simple sabotaged
    -ing form sabotaging
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  1. 1sabotage something to damage or destroy something deliberately to prevent an enemy from using it, or to protest about something The main electricity supply had been sabotaged by the rebels.
  2. 2sabotage something to prevent something from being successful or being achieved, especially deliberately Protesters failed to sabotage the peace talks. The rise in interest rates sabotaged any chance of the company's recovery.
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