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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut off(verb)

    make a break in

    "We interrupt the program for the following messages"

  2. disrupt(verb)

    throw into disorder

    "This event disrupted the orderly process"

  3. interrupt, disrupt(verb)

    interfere in someone else's activity

    "Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone"


  1. disrupt(v. t.)

    to destroy the continuity of, usually temporarily; as, electrical power was disrupted by the hurricane.

  2. disrupt(v. t.)

    To interfere with or halt, especially by causing a lack of order; as, the shouting of the demonstrators disrupted the meeting.


  1. disrupt(Verb)

    To throw into confusion or disorder.

    Hecklers disrupted the man's speech.

  2. disrupt(Verb)

    To interrupt or impede.

    Work on the tunnel was disrupted by a strike.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disrupt(adj)

    rent off; torn asunder; severed; disrupted

    Etymology: [L. disruptus, diruptus, p. p. of disrumpere, to break or burst asunder; dis- + rumpere to break, burst. See Rupture.]

  2. Disrupt(verb)

    to break asunder; to rend

    Etymology: [L. disruptus, diruptus, p. p. of disrumpere, to break or burst asunder; dis- + rumpere to break, burst. See Rupture.]


  1. Disrupt

    Disrupt was an American grindcore/crust punk band from Boston, Massachusetts, United States. They only released one mainstream album, however the band acquired a cult following on the strength of several underground 7-inch EPs and compilation appearances. Their lyrics are anarchist in nature. Members of the band have gone on to play in many other bands since the dissolution of Disrupt, including Consume, Grief, State of Fear, and Goff.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disrupt

    dis-rupt′, v.t. to burst asunder, to break up.—n. Disrup′tion, the act of breaking asunder: the act of bursting and rending: breach: in Scottish ecclesiastical history, the separation of the party who became the Free Church from the Established Church for the sake of spiritual independence (1843).—adj. Disrup′tive, causing, or accompanied by, disruption. [L. disruptus, diruptus, dirumpĕredis, asunder, rumpĕre, to break.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disrupt in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disrupt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of disrupt in a Sentence

  1. Flying Food:

    This so-called report is just the latest example of labor union UNITE HERE making false allegations and exploiting our employees in a desperate attempt to disrupt our business and advance their union agenda, ensuring the quality and safety of our food is of the utmost importance to us.

  2. Thierry Defrense:

    The aim is not to disrupt the Euro, but we know that it is a worry for the government and it is a means for us to keep pressure on the government.

  3. Linda Campbell:

    A child with a disability who needs extra care can disrupt the sibling dynamic.

  4. Carl Smith:

    I hope it does not disrupt it. We have taken precautionary measures to address the potential impact that we may encounter.

  5. Jennifer Morlok:

    For every day that I showed up, even if I was treated badly, it was one more day I could say' you're not going to get away with intimidating someone who spoke up,' the other thing is I have clients, I have connections with human beings I work with, and if I feel like I can handle this on a daily basis, there's no reason to disrupt client care.

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