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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: saboter 'to walk along noisily, do work badly, sabotage', from sabot 'wooden shoe'

sabotage

2 noun
     
sabotage2 [uncountable]
deliberate damage that is done to equipment, vehicles etc in order to prevent an enemy or opponent from using them:
The terrorists were planning acts of sabotage to destabilize the country.
industrial sabotage

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