A major flare-up in the fighting is another factor that could torpedo the talks.
A torpedo aimed at the hull of the Bush legacy doesn't exactly seem like a White House playing defense.
Hamas is playing an active role in trying to torpedo the peace process.
Will sanctions already in effect continue to torpedo the Iranian economy, or will sanctions begin to crumble?
To be a woman cop on TV is to be plagued by issues that torpedo your love life.
The gentleman from Connecticut read a long history of the torpedo experiment made many years ago.
This time the Majestic was taken as the target for a torpedo and she went down.
Probably the torpedo will turn out to be most effective in surprise attacks on ships and fleets at anchor.
With what torpedo chill have you touched the sinews of that manly arm?
Well, said Nettie with a little smile, though she could feel her heart beating, I feel more like a torpedo than ever just now.
1520s, "electric ray," from Latin torpedo, originally "numbness" (from the effect of being jolted by the ray's electric discharges), from torpere "be numb" (see torpor). The sense of "explosive device used to blow up enemy ships" is first recorded 1776, as a floating mine; the self-propelled version is from 1860s.
1873, from torpedo (n.). Figurative sense attested from 1895. Related: Torpedoed; torpedoing.