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Meaning of DISTURB

Pronunciation:  di'sturb

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  damage as if by shaking or jarring; "Don't disturb the patient's wounds by moving him too rapidly!"
  2. [v]  destroy the peace or tranquility of; "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"
  3. [v]  tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!"
  4. [v]  change the arrangement or position of
  5. [v]  move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"

DISTURB is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: agitate, commove, interrupt, raise up, shake up, stir up, touch, trouble, upset, vex
 See Also: act, affect, agitate, alter, beat, cark, change, charge, charge up, commove, damage, disorder, displace, disquiet, distract, distress, excite, impress, jolt, move, move, move, perturb, poke, rile, roil, rouse, scramble, strike, toss, turn on, unhinge, upset, violate



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*turb"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disturbed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Disturbing}.] [OE. desturben, destourben, OF.
    destorber, desturber, destourber, fr. L. disturbare,
    disturbatum; dis- + turbare to disturb, trouble, turba
    disorder, tumult, crowd. See {Turbid}.]
    1. To throw into disorder or confusion; to derange; to
       interrupt the settled state of; to excite from a state of
             Preparing to disturb With all-cofounding war the
             realms above.                         --Cowper.
             The bellow's noise disturbed his quiet rest.
             The utmost which the discontented colonies could do,
             was to disturb authority.             --Burke.
    2. 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. To turn from a regular or designed course. [Obs.]
             And disturb His inmost counsels from their destined
             aim.                                  --Milton.
    Syn: To disorder; disquiet; agitate; discompose; molest;
         perplex; trouble; incommode; ruffle.
  2. \Dis*turb"\, n.
    Disturbance. [Obs.] --Milton.
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