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dis turb

  • v  move deeply
  • v  change the arrangement or position of
  • v  tamper with
  • v  destroy the peace or tranquility of
  • v  damage as if by shaking or jarring
    Don't disturb the patient's wounds by moving him too rapidly!

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

  • Manmohan Singh in Reuters UK
    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.
  • Rob Andrews in Newsday
    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...
  • Tin Oo in New York Times
    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."

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