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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

  2. Disruptverb

    to break asunder; to rend

  3. 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. Merrick Garland:

    If confirmed, I will supervise the prosecution of White supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on January 6 -- a heinous attack that sought to disrupt a cornerstone of our democracy : the peaceful transfer of power to a newly elected government.

  2. Mallory Knodel:

    In practice, it'll end up affecting everyone in Russia connecting to the internet, and it won't really have an effect on the really powerful systemic institutions like the military and the government, we for sure know that this would seriously disrupt access to the internet for people in Russia.

  3. 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.

  4. Lindsey Graham ':

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

  5. Nipsey Hussle:

    This is us trying to disrupt retail, create a theme park for the brand. This is us trying to create a retail network to become vertically integrated, this is us trying to super serve the core with an upgraded experience. This is us trying to fuse hip-hop, fashion, and tech.

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