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disturb

verb [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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