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To upset or worry
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“He had been disturbed by the news of the attack.”
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Interfere with the normal arrangement or functioning of
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“The whole rationale of symbolic gestures requires that they disrupt and disturb the secular order.”
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Interrupt the sleep, relaxation, or privacy of
“And no one will be able to disturb the privacy of the bathroom, as the bottom of the window is a little higher than the tub.”
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To put into a new position
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To shake or vibrate jerkily or nervously
“A gentle wave or two disturbing the surface.”
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To cause someone inconvenience
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To influence, usually emotionally
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Encroach or intrude on
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(usually in the negative) To handle, especially in order to interfere with, alter, or otherwise affect
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To meddle or intervene
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Knock or force out of position
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To continue to bring up as a point of contention
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Disturb the status quo
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Cause trouble
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Break in or encroach on something
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To stop or interrupt an action, process or operation
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Search unsystematically and untidily through something
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To tear (something) into pieces
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To be unable to find something
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To move around or sideways unsteadily
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To capture or attack suddenly and unexpectedly
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