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disturb

verb /diˈstəːb/
to interrupt or take attention away from
molestar, disturbar
I’m sorry, am I disturbing you? Sorry to disturb you, have you seen Alan anywhere?
to worry or make anxious
perturbar, preocupar
This news has disturbed me very much.
to stir up or throw into confusion
agitar
A violent storm disturbed the surface of the lake.
disturbance noun a noisy or disorderly happening
alboroto, molestia, ruido
He was thrown out of the meeting for causing a disturbance.
an interruption
interrupción
I’ve done quite a lot of work, despite several disturbances.
an act of disturbing
disturbio
He was arrested for disturbance of the peace.
disturbed adjective mentally ill, especially as the result of bad experiences in the past
Trastornado
emotionally disturbed children.
anxious or upset
Disgustado
I was very disturbed to hear that he had collapsed and been taken to hospital.
disturbing adjective making you feel very worried or upset
Preocupante
We received some disturbing news about David. There has been a disturbing increase in knife crime.
disturbingly adverb
Preocupantemente
a disturbingly violent film.
(Definition of disturb from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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