Definition of Disturb

1. Verb. Move deeply. "The bad news will disturb him"; "A troubling thought"

Exact synonyms: Trouble, Upset
Specialized synonyms: Agitate, Charge, Charge Up, Commove, Excite, Rouse, Turn On, Jolt, Cark, Disorder, Disquiet, Distract, Perturb, Trouble, Unhinge, Distress
Generic synonyms: Affect, Impress, Move, Strike
Derivative terms: Disturbance, Trouble, Trouble, Upset, Upset



2. Verb. Change the arrangement or position of.
Exact synonyms: Agitate, Commove, Raise Up, Shake Up, Stir Up, Vex
Specialized synonyms: Beat, Scramble, Toss, Rile, Roil, Poke
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move

3. Verb. Tamper with. "Don't touch my CDs!"
Exact synonyms: Touch
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Upset, Violate
Derivative terms: Disturbance

4. Verb. Destroy the peace or tranquility of. "Sam cannot disturb Sue "; "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"
Exact synonyms: Interrupt
Generic synonyms: Act, Move

5. Verb. Damage as if by shaking or jarring. "Don't disturb the patient's wounds by moving him too rapidly!"
Generic synonyms: Damage

Definition of Disturb

1. v. t. To throw into disorder or confusion; to derange; to interrupt the settled state of; to excite from a state of rest.

2. n. Disturbance.

Definition of Disturb

1. Verb. (transitive) to confuse a quiet, constant state or a calm, continuous flow, in particular: thoughts, actions or liquids. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) to divert, redirect, or alter by disturbing. ¹

3. Verb. (intransitive) to have a negative emotional impact; to cause emotional distress or confusion. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) disturbance ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disturb

1. to interrupt the quiet, rest, or peace of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disturb

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disturb (current term)
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Literary usage of Disturb

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1. A New Method of Learning the French Language: Embracing Both the Analytic by Louis Fasquelle (1872)
"No, eir; you do not disturb us. 31. Do I disturb your father? 32. ... Excuse me, sir, if I disturb you. 34. Have you not been very lavish? 35. ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"error at law vas committed, the Court of Appeals has no authority to disturb the verdict. Error from Superior Court, Fulton County; JT Pendleton, Judge. ..."

3. The woman in white by Wilkie Collins (1871)
"... will not suffer Mr. Hartright to disturb that repose by remaining in the house under circumstances of an essentially irritating nature to both sides. ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1865)
"tion, jarring; Du. werre, contention, strife, war; werren, to disturb, contend, ... to disturb, confuse; gawer, seditio. MHG. werren, to disturb, confuse, ..."

5. The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracián y Morales, Joseph Jacobs (1892)
"To swallow something great at one gulp may disturb the judgment of the separate parts, but satisfies the taste. Till a thing is everything, it is nothing, ..."

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