What does Disturb mean?

Definitions for Disturb
dɪˈstɜrbDis·turb

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disturb, upset, trouble(verb)

    move deeply

    "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"

  2. agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up(verb)

    change the arrangement or position of

  3. touch, disturb(verb)

    tamper with

    "Don't touch my CDs!"

  4. interrupt, disturb(verb)

    destroy the peace or tranquility of

    "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"

  5. disturb(verb)

    damage as if by shaking or jarring

    "Don't disturb the patient's wounds by moving him too rapidly!"

Wiktionary

  1. disturb(Verb)

    to confuse a quiet, constant state or a calm, continuous flow, in particular: thoughts, actions or liquids.

    Etymology: disturbare, intensifying for turbare.

  2. disturb(Verb)

    to divert, redirect, or alter by disturbing.

    Etymology: disturbare, intensifying for turbare.

  3. disturb(Verb)

    to have a negative emotional impact; to cause emotional distress or confusion.

    Etymology: disturbare, intensifying for turbare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disturb(verb)

    to throw into disorder or confusion; to derange; to interrupt the settled state of; to excite from a state of rest

  2. Disturb(verb)

    to agitate the mind of; to deprive of tranquillity; to disquiet; to render uneasy; as, a person is disturbed by receiving an insult, or his mind is disturbed by envy

  3. Disturb(verb)

    to turn from a regular or designed course

  4. Disturb(noun)

    disturbance

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disturb

    dis-turb′, v.t. to throw into confusion: to agitate: to disquiet: to interrupt.—n. Disturb′ance, agitation: tumult: interruption: perplexity.—adj. and n. Disturb′ant, disturbing.—adjs. Disturb′ative; Disturbed′.—n. Disturb′er. [O. Fr. distourber—L. disturbāre, dis, asunder, turbāre, to agitate—turba, a crowd.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Disturb' in Verbs Frequency: #692

How to pronounce Disturb?

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How to say Disturb in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Disturb in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Disturb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Disturb in a Sentence

  1. Tim Marlow:

    I never met a British ambassador, they quite avoid to touch the issues relating to things which disturb.

  2. Marie Antoinette:

    It is the nature of human beings, and especially of the mediocre ones, to wish to change everything. They desire it all the more because they know popularity will accrue rather to those who disturb than to those who maintain order.

  3. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus:

    Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.

  4. Johathan Sacks:

    Values are tapes we play on the Walkman of the mind any tune we choose so long as it does not disturb others.

  5. Jina Talj:

    It eats a lot and breeds all year long so it is very easy for it to disturb the ecological balance, but luckily for us, it is also one of the tastiest types of fish.

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