What does disturb mean?

Definitions for disturb
dɪˈstɜrbdis·turb

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. disturb, upset, troubleverb

    move deeply

    "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"

  2. agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise upverb

    change the arrangement or position of

  3. touch, disturbverb

    tamper with

    "Don't touch my CDs!"

  4. interrupt, disturbverb

    destroy the peace or tranquility of

    "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"

  5. disturbverb

    damage as if by shaking or jarring

    "Don't disturb the patient's wounds by moving him too rapidly!"

Wiktionary

  1. disturbverb

    to confuse a quiet, constant state or a calm, continuous flow, in particular: thoughts, actions or liquids.

    Etymology: disturbare, intensifying for turbare.

  2. disturbverb

    to divert, redirect, or alter by disturbing.

    Etymology: disturbare, intensifying for turbare.

  3. disturbverb

    to have a negative emotional impact; to cause emotional distress or confusion.

    Etymology: disturbare, intensifying for turbare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disturbverb

    to throw into disorder or confusion; to derange; to interrupt the settled state of; to excite from a state of rest

  2. Disturbverb

    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. Disturbverb

    to turn from a regular or designed course

  4. Disturbnoun

    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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    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. Portland Police Bureau:

    Community members are asked not to touch or disturb these items, as they can be very dangerous if moved.

  2. Dedi Prasetyo:

    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.

  3. Luhut Pandjaitan:

    Invest in Indonesia, but you have to also respect the regulations in the country, we don't want to disturb any existing contract. But when the contract expires, then it belongs to us.

  4. 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.

  5. The Cohen:

    We really wanted this house to feel like it was just dropped into this field, we want to disturb very little around us.

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