Search Result for "sabotage":
1. a deliberate act of destruction or disruption in which equipment is damaged;
1. destroy property or hinder normal operations;
- Example: "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
[syn: sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract, subvert, weaken]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sabotage \Sa`bo`tage"\, n. [F.] 1. (a) Scamped work. (b) Malicious waste or destruction of an employer's property or injury to his interests by workmen during labor troubles. 2. any surreptitious destruction of property or obstruction of activity by persons not known to be hostile; -- in war, such actions carried out behind enemy lines by agents or local sympathisers of the hostile power. [PJC]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
119 Moby Thesaurus words for "sabotage": baffle, balk, bankruptcy, blast, block, bouleversement, brave, break up, breakage, breakdown, bugger, challenge, checkmate, circumvent, collapse, confound, confront, contravene, convulsion, counter, counteract, countermand, counterwork, crack-up, cripple, crippling, cross, damage, dash, de-energize, debilitate, defeat, defy, destroy, destruction, detriment, dilapidation, disable, disablement, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, disenable, dish, disrepair, disrupt, downfall, drain, elude, encroachment, enfeeble, fall, flummox, foil, frustrate, hamper, hamstring, harm, hinder, hobbling, honeycomb, hors de combat, hurt, hurting, impairment, inactivate, incapacitate, incapacitation, infringement, injury, inroad, kibosh, knock the chocks, lame, loss, maim, maiming, mayhem, mine, mischief, mutilation, nonplus, obstruct, overthrow, overturn, perplex, prostration, put, queer, queer the works, ruin, ruination, ruinousness, sap, scathe, scotch, sickening, spike, spoil, spoiling, stonewall, stump, subversion, subversiveness, subvert, thwart, treachery, treason, undermine, undermining, unfit, upheaval, upset, weaken, weakening, wing, wreck, wreckage, wrecking