Definitions for: Disturb


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
rest.

Preparing to disturb With all-cofounding war the
realms above. --Cowper.

The bellow's noise disturbed his quiet rest.
--Spenser.

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.


Dis*turb", n.
Disturbance. [Obs.] --Milton.

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

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