Sabotage vs Destroyed - What's the difference?

sabotage | destroyed |

As a noun sabotage

is .

As a verb destroyed is


As an adjective destroyed is

(ireland|informal) (particularly of a child) soiled, muddied, especially as a result of a fall or spill.



  • A deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.
  • (military) 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 resourcesJP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms ..
  • Verb

  • to deliberately destroy or damage something in order to prevent it from being successful
  • The railway line had been sabotaged by enemy commandos
  • * 2014 , , " Southampton hammer eight past hapless Sunderland in barmy encounter", The Guardian , 18 October 2014:
  • Five minutes later, Southampton tried to mount their first attack, but Wickham sabotaged the move by tripping the rampaging Nathaniel Clyne, prompting the referee, Andre Marriner, to issue a yellow card. That was a lone blemish on an otherwise tidy start by Poyet’s team – until, that is, the 12th minute, when Vergini produced a candidate for the most ludicrous own goal in Premier League history.

    See also

    * terrorism






  • (destroy)
  • Adjective

  • (Ireland, informal) (particularly of a child) soiled, muddied, especially as a result of a fall or spill.