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disturbverb [T]

uk   /dɪˈstɜːb/ us   /dɪˈstɝːb/
  • disturb verb [T] (INTERRUPT)

B2 to interrupt what someone is doing: Please don't disturb your sister - she's trying to do her homework. I'm sorry to disturb you so late, but my car's broken down and I don't have my phone with me.
disturb the peace
to break the law by behaving unpleasantly and noisily in public: Several fans were arrested and charged with disturbing the peace after the game.

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disturbverb [T]

us   /dɪˈstɜrb/
  • disturb verb [T] (INTERRUPT)

to cause someone to stop what the person is doing, or to interrupt an activity: Please don’t disturb Jimmy – he’s trying to do his homework.
  • disturb verb [T] (WORRY)

to cause someone to feel troubled or upset: This year’s election campaign has disturbed a lot of voters who don’t like either candidate.
  • disturb verb [T] (MOVE)

to move or change something from its usual position or arrangement: Be careful not to disturb anything.
disturbing
adjective us   /dɪˈstɜr·bɪŋ/
[+ to infinitive] It’s deeply disturbing to see intelligent and educated people make fun of us.
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