One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the fire may have been an act of sabotage’
wrecking, deliberate damage, vandalism, destruction, obstruction, disruption, crippling, impairment, incapacitation
2‘this procedure is open to sabotage by an awkward participant’
disruption, spoiling, ruining, wrecking, undermining, filibustering, impairment, damage, subversion
British informal a spanner in the works
North American informal a monkey wrench in the works
1‘a guerrilla group sabotaged the national electricity grid’
wreck, deliberately damage, vandalize, destroy, obstruct, disrupt, cripple, impair, incapacitate
2‘it would be very easy for me to sabotage your plans’
disrupt, spoil, ruin, wreck, undermine, filibuster, impair, damage, threaten, subvert
British informal throw a spanner in the works of, muller
North American informal throw a monkey wrench in the works of
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