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disturb

dis·turb

disturb

 
pronunciation:
dih stuhrb
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part of speech: verb
inflections: disturbed, disturbing, disturbs
definition 1: to interrupt, especially by making noise.
The party next door disturbed our sleep.
synonyms:
interrupt, trouble
similar words:
inconvenience, jar, violate
definition 2: to upset or put in disorder.
The wind disturbed the surface of the pond.The cat disturbed my papers.
synonyms:
disorder, upset
antonyms:
organize
similar words:
agitate, jar, ruffle, shake
definition 3: to make nervous or uneasy; to trouble.
It disturbed him to see his mother lying in the hospital.
synonyms:
bother, trouble
similar words:
agitate, dismay, disorder, distract, jangle, jar, ruffle, shake, upset, worry
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The word disturb contains the following part:
turb Latin root that means confusion