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Princeton's WordNet

  1. interrupt, disrupt, break up, cut offverb

    make a break in

    "We interrupt the program for the following messages"

  2. disruptverb

    throw into disorder

    "This event disrupted the orderly process"

  3. interrupt, disruptverb

    interfere in someone else's activity

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


  1. disruptverb

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

  2. disruptverb

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


  1. disruptverb

    To throw into confusion or disorder.

    Hecklers disrupted the man's speech.

  2. disruptverb

    To interrupt or impede.

    Work on the tunnel was disrupted by a strike.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disruptadjective

    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. Disruptverb

    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. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    As humans, it is likely we shall periodically deviate from virtue as temptation continually lurks in the shadows and taunts us to succumb. Most digressions are minor and do not disrupt our lives unless we decide to live two of them.

  2. John Demers:

    It wasn't so much one particular thing but a slow buildup of what we've been seeing over time and a decision made to take a strong step to not just confront it in a general sense but to actually disrupt it by closing that consulate.

  3. Nick Smith:

    A blossoming craft beer sector enables startups to grow and gives the little guy a chance to help disrupt an industry that for decades has been controlled by one company, we compete against the Goliaths by focusing on making amazing, innovative beer.

  4. South Carolina senator:

    There is a 9/11 coming, and it is coming from Syria if we don't disrupt their operation inside of Syria.

  5. Marcel Dinger:

    They have the lion's share by a long way in the market when it comes to genome sequencing. BGI have a fairly equivalent technology now ... They are really a competitor in the market with real potential to disrupt.

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    having or resembling a stinger or barb
    • A. defiant
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    • C. aculeate
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