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dis tur buhns

  • n  activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption
    he looked around for the source of the disturbance
    there was a disturbance of neural function
  • n  an unhappy and worried mental state
    there was too much anger and disturbance
  • n  a disorderly outburst or tumult
    they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused
  • n  a noisy fight
  • n  the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion
  • n  (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
  • n  electrical or acoustic activity that can disturb communication

  • Drilling opponents "don't support any disturbance of any land for any economic activity related to energy in the 19 million acres of ANWR," he says.
  • A little checking determined that it was not illegal to be drunk when casting a ballot, but election laws do prohibit liquor at voting sites and creating a disturbance.
  • Those who are troubled by their homosexuality, the board said, would henceforth be described as suffering from a "sexual-orientation disturbance.
News & Articles

  • Boise Motel Disturbance Ends in Arrest of Alleged Pimp
    An overnight disturbance at a Boise motel has landed a California man behind bars, facing charges of alleged pimping. Boise Police said they responded to a report of a disturbance at a motel on the 1000 block of North Curtis Road Thursday night.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
    June 14, 2013 - Boise Weekly
  • Disturbance Near Lift Bridge, 4 Juveniles Arrested
    Duluth Police responded to what they are classifying as a "disturbance" near the Aerial Lift Bridge Thursday.
    June 14, 2013 - WDIO Duluth
  • Motel disturbance leads to prostitution charges for California man
    Approximately at 7:00 P.M., Boise Police responded to a disturbance at a motel on North Curtis Road. Upon arriving, police made contact with a man who was arguing with a female.
    June 14, 2013 - KIVI Boise

  • Pervez Musharraf in Forbes
    The Scotland Yard team will provide forensic and technical expertise but will not be allowed to go on a "wild goose chase and create a political disturbance," Musharraf told a news conference late Thursday.
  • Colin Jackson in Sportinglife.com
    Dwain is being very irresponsible to the other Team GB members in his approach,said Jackson, who also won two world titles and four European gold medals. "Why would you want to create a disturbance for others in your team? Every athlete...
  • Ismail Haniyeh in Jerusalem Post
    This is a critical stage,Haniyeh said in a statement. "The aggression will not achieve its goal, but will lead to more disturbance and will have serious consequences."

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