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disrupt

verb [T] uk   /dɪsˈrʌpt/ us  
B2 to prevent something, especially a system, process, or event, from continuing as usual or as expected: Heavy snow disrupted travel into the city this morning. The meeting was disrupted by a group of protesters who shouted and threw fruit at the speaker.
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disruption
noun [C or U] uk   /-ˈrʌp.ʃən/ us  
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C1 The accident is causing widespread disruption on the roads.
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