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 resources
[JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms .].
to deliberately destroy or damage something in order to prevent it from being successful
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- The railway line had been sabotaged by enemy commandos
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.
Not English Terrorismisaseealsoofsabotage has no English definition. It may be misspelled.