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English verb: disrupt

1. disrupt (communication) make a break in


SamplesWe interrupt the program for the following messages.


Synonymsbreak up, cut off, interrupt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break, break off, discontinue, stop


Narrower (hyponym)barge in, block, break, break, break in, burst in on, burst upon, butt in, chime in, chisel in, come in, cut, cut in, cut off, heckle, inject, interject, intermit, interpose, jam, pause, punctuate, put aside, put away, put in, put in, stop, stop over, take off, take time off, throw in

2. disrupt (change) throw into disorder


SamplesThis event disrupted the orderly process.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

3. disrupt (change) interfere in someone else's activity


SamplesPlease don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone.


Synonymsinterrupt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)barge in, break in, butt in, chime in, chisel in, cut in, put in


Narrower (hyponym)cut in, cut short









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