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English definition of “disrupt”

disrupt

verb [T]     /dɪsˈrʌpt/
B2 to prevent something, especially a system, process, or event, from continuing as usual or as expected: A heavy fall of snow had disrupted the city's transport system. The meeting was disrupted by a group of protesters who shouted and threw fruit at the speaker.Upsetting and destabilizing disruption     /-ˈrʌp.ʃən/ noun [C or U] C1 The accident on the main road through town is causing widespread disruption for motorists.Upsetting and destabilizing
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