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French translation of 'sabotage'

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[ˈsæbətɑːʒ ]
sabotage m
transitive verb
1.  (damage physically) [pipeline, machine] saboter
2.  (try to cause failure of) [relationship, talks] saboter

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Example Sentences Including 'sabotage'

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She also has a tendency to sabotage plans.
Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Would I purposely sabotage his efforts?
Times, Sunday Times (2011)
I do not deny that I planned sabotage.
The Sun (2013)
It's dirty tricks to try and sabotage the election.
The Sun (2012)
The opposition boycotted and sabotaged an election in February which they would certainly have lost again.
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Oh for cross-party future planning which is not sabotaged after each election.
Times, Sunday Times (2012)

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'sabotage' in Other Languages

British English: sabotage /ˈsæbəˌtɑːʒ/ NOUN
Sabotage is the deliberate damage or destruction of equipment or property which belongs to your enemy or opponent.
The oilfields were set ablaze in act of sabotage.
  • American English: sabotage
  • Arabic: عَمْلٌ تَخْرِيبِيّ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: sabotagem
  • Chinese: 破坏
  • Croatian: sabotaža
  • Czech: sabotáž
  • Danish: sabotage
  • Dutch: sabotage
  • European Spanish: sabotaje
  • Finnish: sabotaasi
  • French: sabotage
  • German: Sabotage
  • Greek: σαμποτάζ
  • Italian: sabotaggio
  • Japanese: 故意の破壊
  • Korean: 방해 행위
  • Norwegian: sabotasje
  • Polish: sabotaż
  • European Portuguese: sabotagem
  • Romanian: sabotaj
  • Russian: саботаж
  • Spanish: sabotaje
  • Swedish: sabotage
  • Thai: การก่อวินาศกรรม
  • Turkish: sabotaj
  • Ukrainian: саботаж
  • Vietnamese: sự phá hoại
British English: sabotage /ˈsæbəˌtɑːʒ/ VERB
If a machine, railway line, or bridge is sabotaged, it is deliberately damaged or destroyed, for example in a war or as a protest.
The main pipeline supplying water was sabotaged by rebels.
  • American English: sabotage
  • Arabic: يُخَرِّبُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: sabotar
  • Chinese: 破坏
  • Croatian: sabotirati
  • Czech: sabotovat
  • Danish: sabotere
  • Dutch: saboteren
  • European Spanish: sabotear
  • Finnish: sabotoida
  • French: saboter
  • German: sabotieren
  • Greek: σαμποτάρω
  • Italian: sabotare
  • Japanese: 故意に破壊する
  • Korean: 방해 행위를 하다
  • Norwegian: sabotere
  • Polish: dokonać sabotażu
  • European Portuguese: sabotar
  • Romanian: a sabota
  • Russian: саботировать
  • Spanish: sabotear
  • Swedish: sabotera
  • Thai: ก่อวินาศกรรม
  • Turkish: sabote etmek
  • Ukrainian: саботувати
  • Vietnamese: phá hoại


Translation of sabotage from the Collins English to French
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