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To cause someone inconvenience
“Excuse me, I don't mean to disturb you, but there's something I just have to tell you.”
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To cause to feel alarmed or worried
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“The Queen of England is very suspicious lest the King should come to terms with Spain, which would greatly disturb her.”
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To cause to feel distressed, saddened or upset
“Her own devoted nurse was very sick in bed that day, and they did not venture at first to disturb her with news of her missing pet.”
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To cause to feel annoyed, angered or resentful
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“I must say that your arrogance does disturb me greatly.”
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To interfere with the normal arrangement or functioning of
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“He won't disturb the neat order of your little world for long. He'll leave you by and by.”
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To interrupt the normal flow of, such as of sleep, relaxation, privacy, etc.
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“Why is it that these wicked thoughts become active precisely at night to disturb us during our sleep?”
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To physically agitate or stir up
“A gentle wind out of the northwest was not sufficient to disturb the surface of the lake, which, like a giant mirror, reflected the wide expanse of sky.”
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To provoke or instigate someone into action
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To obstruct or get in the way of an operation or process
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To tease, typically in a good-natured way
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To influence, usually emotionally
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To knock or force out of position
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Encroach or intrude on
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To interfere in matters that are not one's concern
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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 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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To stop or interrupt an action, process or operation
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To tear (something) into pieces
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To be unable to find something
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To undermine or compromise the integrity of something
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To capture or attack suddenly and unexpectedly
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