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1. sabotage

noun. ['ˈsæbəˌtɑːʒ'] a deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damaged.

Synonyms

  • bombing
  • devastation

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • stay in place
  • vitalize

Etymology

  • sabotage (French)
  • -age (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Sabotage

  • arbitrage
  • camouflage

Example sentences of the word sabotage


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
People who are afraid of intimacy often sabotage their relationships without realizing it.

2. Verb, base form
Make yourself a cup of detox tea when you are about to sabotage your diet during the day.

3. Adjective
If you turn the accuracy goals into a competition, you may end up having workers sabotage each other.

Quotes containing the word sabotage


1. I have a tendency to sabotage relationships; I have a tendency to sabotage everything. Fear of success, fear of failure, fear of being afraid. Useless, good-for-nothing thoughts.
- Michael Buble

2. With me, illusions are bound to be shattered. I am here to shatter all illusions. Yes, it will irritate you, it will annoy you - that's my way of functioning and working. I will sabotage you from your very roots! Unless you are totally destroyed as a mind, there is no hope for you.
- Osho

3. Do not sabotage your new relationship with your last relationship’s poison.
- Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

2. counter-sabotage

noun. counterintelligence designed to detect and counteract sabotage.

3. sabotage

verb. ['ˈsæbəˌtɑːʒ'] destroy property or hinder normal operations.

Synonyms

  • counteract
  • derail
  • subvert
  • weaken
  • countermine
  • undermine

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • energize
  • energise
  • stiffen

Etymology

  • sabotage (French)
  • -age (French)
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