verb (sabotag, es)
- A deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.
- An act or acts with intent to injure, interfere with, or obstruct the national defense of a country by willfully injuring or destroying, or attempting to injure or destroy, any national defense or war materiel, premises, or utilities, to include human and natural resources<ref name="JP102">JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms.</ref>.
- to deliberately destroy or damage something in order to prevent it from being successful
Etymology: From French, sabotage (verb is from the noun)
- The railway line had been sabotaged by enemy commandos
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