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dis·rupt

 (dĭs-rŭpt′)
tr.v. dis·rupt·ed, dis·rupt·ing, dis·rupts
1. To throw into confusion or disorder: Protesters disrupted the candidate's speech.
2. To interrupt or impede the progress of: Our efforts in the garden were disrupted by an early frost. The noise disrupted my nap.
3. To break apart or alter so as to prevent normal or expected functioning: radiation that disrupts DNA and kills bacteria.

[Latin disrumpere, disrupt-, to break apart : dis-, dis- + rumpere, to break apart; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]

dis·rupt′er, dis·rup′tor n.
dis·rup′tion n.

disrupt

(dɪsˈrʌpt)
vb
1. (tr) to throw into turmoil or disorder
2. (tr) to interrupt the progress of (a movement, meeting, etc)
3. to break or split (something) apart
[C17: from Latin disruptus burst asunder, from dīrumpere to dash to pieces, from dis-1 + rumpere to burst]
disˈrupter, disˈruptor n
disˈruption n

dis•rupt

(dɪsˈrʌpt)

v.t.
1. to cause disorder or turmoil in.
2. to destroy, usu. temporarily, the normal continuance or unity of; interrupt: to disrupt broadcasting.
3. to break apart: to disrupt a connection.
adj.
4. broken apart; disrupted.
[1650–60; < Latin disruptus, variant of dīruptus, past participle of dīrumpere=dī- di-2 + rumpere to break]
dis•rupt′er, dis•rup′tor, n.
dis•rup′tion, n.

disrupt


Past participle: disrupted
Gerund: disrupting

Imperative
disrupt
disrupt
Present
I disrupt
you disrupt
he/she/it disrupts
we disrupt
you disrupt
they disrupt
Preterite
I disrupted
you disrupted
he/she/it disrupted
we disrupted
you disrupted
they disrupted
Present Continuous
I am disrupting
you are disrupting
he/she/it is disrupting
we are disrupting
you are disrupting
they are disrupting
Present Perfect
I have disrupted
you have disrupted
he/she/it has disrupted
we have disrupted
you have disrupted
they have disrupted
Past Continuous
I was disrupting
you were disrupting
he/she/it was disrupting
we were disrupting
you were disrupting
they were disrupting
Past Perfect
I had disrupted
you had disrupted
he/she/it had disrupted
we had disrupted
you had disrupted
they had disrupted
Future
I will disrupt
you will disrupt
he/she/it will disrupt
we will disrupt
you will disrupt
they will disrupt
Future Perfect
I will have disrupted
you will have disrupted
he/she/it will have disrupted
we will have disrupted
you will have disrupted
they will have disrupted
Future Continuous
I will be disrupting
you will be disrupting
he/she/it will be disrupting
we will be disrupting
you will be disrupting
they will be disrupting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been disrupting
you have been disrupting
he/she/it has been disrupting
we have been disrupting
you have been disrupting
they have been disrupting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been disrupting
you will have been disrupting
he/she/it will have been disrupting
we will have been disrupting
you will have been disrupting
they will have been disrupting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been disrupting
you had been disrupting
he/she/it had been disrupting
we had been disrupting
you had been disrupting
they had been disrupting
Conditional
I would disrupt
you would disrupt
he/she/it would disrupt
we would disrupt
you would disrupt
they would disrupt
Past Conditional
I would have disrupted
you would have disrupted
he/she/it would have disrupted
we would have disrupted
you would have disrupted
they would have disrupted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.disrupt - make a break in; "We interrupt the program for the following messages"
cut off, cut - cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation"
break off, discontinue, stop, break - prevent completion; "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations"
punctuate - interrupt periodically; "Her sharp questions punctuated the speaker's drone"
break - interrupt the flow of current in; "break a circuit"
put aside, put away - turn away from and put aside, perhaps temporarily; "it's time for you to put away childish things"
intermit, pause, break - cease an action temporarily; "We pause for station identification"; "let's break for lunch"
butt in, chime in, chisel in, barge in, break in, cut in, put in - break into a conversation; "her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation"
burst in on, burst upon - spring suddenly; "He burst upon our conversation"
heckle - challenge aggressively
interject, interpose, throw in, come in, inject, put in - to insert between other elements; "She interjected clever remarks"
block, jam - interfere with or prevent the reception of signals; "Jam the Voice of America"; "block the signals emitted by this station"
stop over, stop - interrupt a trip; "we stopped at Aunt Mary's house"; "they stopped for three days in Florence"
take time off, take off - take time off from work; stop working temporarily
2.disrupt - throw into disorder; "This event disrupted the orderly process"
3.disrupt - interfere in someone else's activity; "Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone"
cut in - interrupt a dancing couple in order to take one of them as one's own partner; "Jim always cuts in!"
cut short - cause to end earlier than intended; "The spontaneous applause cut the singer short"
butt in, chime in, chisel in, barge in, break in, cut in, put in - break into a conversation; "her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation"

disrupt

verb
1. interrupt, stop, upset, hold up, interfere with, unsettle, obstruct, cut short, intrude on, break up or into Anti-war protests disrupted the debate.
2. disturb, upset, confuse, disorder, spoil, unsettle, agitate, disorganize, disarrange, derange, throw into disorder The drought has disrupted agricultural production.

disrupt

verb
2. To break up the order or progress of:
Translations
يُعَطِّلُيُمَزِّق، يُفْسِد، يُعَطِّل
narušitpřerušit
afbrydefå til at bryde sammen
häiritäkeskeyttää
omesti
szétzülleszt
leysa upp; trufla, rjúfa
混乱させる
중단시키다
sutrikdymassužlugdymasviską verčiantis
pārrautsagraut
prekiniti
avbryta
ทำให้ยุ่งเหยิง
bölmekengellemeksekte vurmak
làm gián đoạn

disrupt

[dɪsˈrʌpt] VT [+ meeting, communications etc] → interrumpir; [+ plans] → alterar, trastocar

disrupt

[dɪsˈrʌpt] vt [+ plans, meeting, lesson] → perturber; [+ services] → perturber; [+ sleep] → perturber
Protesters disrupted the meeting → Des manifestants ont perturbé la réunion.
Train services are being disrupted by the strike → Les horaires de train sont perturbés par la grève.

disrupt

vtstören; lesson, meeting, conversation, train service alsounterbrechen; their lives were disrupted (by it)das brachte ihr Leben durcheinander, das stellte ihr Leben auf den Kopf

disrupt

[dɪsˈrʌpt] vt (meeting, lesson) → disturbare, interrompere; (public transport) → creare il caos in; (plans) → scombussolare

disrupt

(disˈrapt) verb
to break up or put into a state of disorder. Rioters disrupted the meeting; Traffic was disrupted by floods.
disˈruption (-ʃən) noun
disˈruptive (-tiv) adjective
causing disorder. a disruptive child.

disrupt

يُعَطِّلُ narušit afbryde stören διακόπτω perturbar keskeyttää déranger omesti interrompere 混乱させる 중단시키다 verstoren avbryte rozerwać interromper сорвать avbryta ทำให้ยุ่งเหยิง bölmek làm gián đoạn 扰乱
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