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.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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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. Lindsey Graham:

    His statements about Syria really disturb me. No, (Russian President Vladimir) Putin does not have it right when it comes to Syria.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    I am now busy and married with my loneliness. Please do not disturb us.

  3. Nicole Xu:

    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.

  4. Chris Edelson:

    Chief Justice Roberts seems to be in many cases taking a cautious approach deferential to the legislature, on health care and in his dissent on the marriage case, Roberts was reluctant to disturb decisions by elected officials.

  5. Eric Chaney:

    When global growth is so sluggish, when corporate profits are so miserable, when pay rises are so small - you don't need a very big shock to disturb global markets significantly.

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