Definition of Disrupt

1. Verb. Make a break in. "We interrupt the program for the following messages"




2. Verb. Throw into disorder. "This event disrupted the orderly process"
Derivative terms: Disruption, Disruptive

3. Verb. Interfere in someone else's activity. "Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone"
Exact synonyms: Interrupt
Specialized synonyms: Cut In, Cut Short
Generic synonyms: Barge In, Break In, Butt In, Chime In, Chisel In, Cut In, Put In
Derivative terms: Disruption, Interruption

Definition of Disrupt

1. a. Rent off; torn asunder; severed; disrupted.

2. v. t. To break asunder; to rend.

Definition of Disrupt

1. Verb. (transitive) To throw into confusion or disorder. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To interrupt or impede. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disrupt

1. to throw into confusion [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disrupt

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disrupt (current term)
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Literary usage of Disrupt

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1. Thirty Years of Labor. 1859-1889: In which the History of the Attempts to by Terence Vincent Powderly (1889)
"Discontent among workingmen brings anarchists to the front—Socialists flock to labor meeting to disrupt it—Webster defines socialism—Socialists misconstrue ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... important data on the religious cult and cérémonie», and acquaints us with the numerous heresies that threatened to disrupt the Church in the East. ..."

3. Snake Walkers by J. Everett Prewitt (2005)
"“Management thinks that it will cause too much turmoil and disrupt the flow we have going on here.” Anthony pursed his lips, looking down, but not saying a ..."

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