how to pronounce sabotage


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sabotage is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of sabotage in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… they will they will sabotage things that …”

meanings of sabotage


  1. 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.
  2. A deliberate action aimed at weakening an enemy through subversion, obstruction, disruption, and/or destruction.


  1. To deliberately destroy or damage something in order to prevent it from being successful.

sabotage frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word sabotage occurs in english on average 2.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics sabotage can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that sabotage can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

words with pronunciation similar to sabotage


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