- Word Combinations (verb), Word History, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||disrupted, disrupting, disrupts
||to throw into disorder or turmoil.
An explosion disrupted the peaceful demonstration.
||to interrupt or break off, usu. temporarily.
Hecklers disrupted the governor's speech.
- similar words:
||break, crack, distract, heckle, overthrow, sabotage, tear, trouble
||disrupter (disruptor) (n.)
comes from disruptus
, a Latin word that means "break apart or split." In Latin, there is a root (or word part), rupt
, which means "break." The English words erupt
, which means "to break out or burst," and rupture
, which means "to break open," also contain this root.