What does disturb mean?

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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

How to pronounce disturb?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Indira Ghandi:

    Whenever you take a step forward you are bound to disturb something. You disturb the air as you go forward, you disturb the dust, the ground.

  2. Hans Jaeckel:

    In a mechanical sense, Grexit would disturb the workings and the structure of the European Union more (than Brexit), but for the spirit and future perspective and meaningfulness of the European Union, Brexit is the bigger risk.

  3. Sandeep Amin:

    Once we got seated within two minutes our waiter turned up with this white laminated sheet on which it was written people with children should ask their children to be quiet and not disturb other guests, i was shocked as my daughter is seven years old... She has no habit of creating chaos anywhere in public places.

  4. Asif Ali Zardari:

    Don’t disturb us or we will also respond to a brick with a brick, there is a limit to everything. Do not interfere in matters where you have no authority.

  5. Tim Bedore:

    Do Not Disturb signs should be written in the language of the hotel maids.

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