disturb disturb  /dɪs ˈtɜrb/


  1. (v) move deeply
  2. (v) change the arrangement or position of
  3. (v) tamper with
  4. (v) destroy the peace or tranquility of
  5. (v) damage as if by shaking or jarring


  1. As a rap song plays just loud enough not to disturb the neighbors, his friend eyes the bottle suspiciously.
  2. It therefore does not pay to disturb the delicate status quo by making loud noises about three hikers.
  3. Eating at inappropriate times may disturb the body's natural rhythm, setting off a string of metabolic reactions that ultimately lead to weight gain.



  1. "I am confident that the people of India will rise unitedly against these attempts to disturb peace and harmony and to destroy our social fabric," Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in a statement.
    on Oct 30, 2008 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Reuters UK

  2. "There have been signals coming out of the Clinton campaign that have racial overtones that indeed disturb me," Andrews said. "Frankly, I had a private conversation with a high-ranking person in the campaign ...... that used a racial line of...
    on Apr 19, 2005 By: Rob Andrews Source: Newsday

  3. Speaking to reporters at his home in Yangon, the commercial capital of Myanmar, Mr. Tin Oo said: "They told me not to take actions which can disturb the building of the state. But I will continue my duty as vice chairman of the party."
    on Feb 14, 2010 By: Tin Oo Source: New York Times

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