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"disrupt" in British English

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disruptverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪsˈrʌpt/
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 ​threwfruit at the ​speaker.

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disruption
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-ˈrʌp.ʃən/

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C1 The ​accident is ​causing widespread disruption on the ​roads.
(Definition of disrupt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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disruptverb [T]

 us   /dɪsˈrʌpt/
to ​prevent something, esp. a ​system, ​process, or ​event, from ​continuing as ​usual or as ​expected: A ​heavyfall of ​snow disrupted ​traffic during the ​rushhour.
disruption
noun [C/U]  us   /dɪsˈrʌp·ʃən/
[C] Strikes ​threaten more disruptions for the ​touristindustry.
(Definition of disrupt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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disruptverb [T]

uk   us   /dɪsˈrʌpt/
to prevent something, especially a ​system, ​process, or ​event, from continuing as usual or as expected: Meetings with her ​lawyers did not disrupt the ​schedule. Commerce could be disrupted in a cyberterrorism attack.
(Definition of disrupt from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “disrupt”
in Korean 중단시키다…
in Arabic يُعطّل…
in Malaysian ganggu…
in French perturber…
in Russian срывать (урок и т. д.)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 打斷,中斷,擾亂…
in Italian interrompere…
in Turkish bölmek, araya girmek, sekte vurmak…
in Polish zakłócać…
in Spanish interrumpir, trastornar, alterar…
in Vietnamese làm rối loạn…
in Portuguese romper, interromper…
in Thai ทำลาย…
in German unterbrechen…
in Catalan interrompre, alterar…
in Japanese ~を混乱させる, ~を邪魔する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打断,中断,扰乱…
in Indonesian mengacau…
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