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.

  2. disturb(Verb)

    to divert, redirect, or alter by disturbing.

  3. disturb(Verb)

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

  4. Origin: 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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce disturb?

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How to say disturb in sign language?

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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. Yiddish Proverb:

    Small children disturb your sleep, big children your life.

  2. Tim Bedore:

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

  3. Franklin P. Jones:

    An atheist is one who hopes the Lord will do nothing to disturb his disbelief.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Forgive yourself, be calm and be kind; nothing will disturb your inner peace of mind.

  5. Zaw Htay:

    We do not want to disturb peaceful protests, but we do not allow violence while protesting.

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