Meaning of “disturb” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] us uk /dɪˈstɜːb/
Extra Examples
He disturbs other children and disrupts the class.I'm sorry to disturb you, but I need to speak to you.The burglar was disturbed by neighbours who came to investigate the noise.He hates mobile phones, particularly when they disturb his meals.She hung a 'Do not disturb' sign on the door of her hotel room.

B2 to interrupt what someone is doing by making noise or annoying them:

Don't disturb him, he needs to sleep.

to make someone feel anxious or upset:

Some scenes are violent and may disturb younger viewers.

to change something by touching it or moving it from its original position

(Definition of “disturb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)