disturb, upset, troubleverb
"This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"
agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise upverb
change the arrangement or position of
"Don't touch my CDs!"
destroy the peace or tranquility of
"Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"
damage as if by shaking or jarring
"Don't disturb the patient's wounds by moving him too rapidly!"
to confuse a quiet, constant state or a calm, continuous flow, in particular: thoughts, actions or liquids.
to divert, redirect, or alter by disturbing.
to have a negative emotional impact; to cause emotional distress or confusion.
Etymology: disturbare, intensifying for turbare.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: disturbo, low Latin.
He that has his own troubles, and the happiness of his neighbours to disturb him, has work enough. Jeremy Collier, on Envy.
His youth with wants and hardships must engage;
Plots and rebellions must disturb his age. Matthew Prior.
It oft-times may succeed, so as perhaps
Shall grieve him, if I fail not; and disturb
His inmost counsels from their destin’d aim. John Milton, Par. Lost.
to throw into disorder or confusion; to derange; to interrupt the settled state of; to excite from a state of rest
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
to turn from a regular or designed course
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
Rank popularity for the word 'disturb' in Verbs Frequency: #692
The numerical value of disturb in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of disturb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
I honestly try and keep the ‘do not disturb’ sign on as long as I'm there to not have a guilty conscience about not tipping, i just don't feel I need my bed made every day, or my bathmat placed back on the side of the tub.
If there is (cell phone) jammer, then phones are not operable but the Wi-Fi signal will not be disturb, especially when using signal amplifier.
Jellyfish have existed for over 500 million years, and over that time, their body structure has remained largely unchanged, so it's interesting to figure out what makes them so special and how we can learn from them, because we use animals with natural swimming motions, the hope is that they won't disturb the environment in the same way that a submarine might, so we can expand the types of environments we can monitor.
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.
We follow them at night, and whenever they make their calls we record them, they get used to you. Within an hour they don't run away anymore. We also use red light beams which don't disturb them.
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- безпокоя, тревожа, смущавамBulgarian
- molestarCatalan, Valencian
- molestar, perturbarSpanish
- buair, cuir dragh airScottish Gaelic
- kaitorohi, kautorohiMāori
- kacau, usik, gangguMalay
- verstoren, storenDutch
- возмущать, мешать, беспокоитьRussian
- abala, gambalaTagalog
- rahatsız etmekTurkish
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