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verb [transitive] disturb pronunciation in American English /dɪˈstɜrb/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydisturb
he/she/itdisturbs
present participledisturbing
past tensedisturbed
past participledisturbed
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  1. 1
    to interrupt someone and stop them from continuing what they were doing
    I didn’t want to disturb you in the middle of a meeting.
    Sorry to disturb you, but do you know where Miss Springer is?
    Her sleep was disturbed by a violent hammering on the door.
  2. 2
    to upset and worry someone a lot
    Ministers declared themselves profoundly disturbed by the violence.
  3. 3
    to make something move
    A soft breeze gently disturbed the surface of the pool.
  4. 5
    to do something that stops a place or situation from being pleasant, calm, or peaceful
    Not even a breath of wind disturbed the beautiful scene.

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