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English verb: disturb

1. disturb (emotion) move deeply


SamplesThis book upset me.
A troubling thought.


ExamplesThe bad news will disturb him, The performance is likely to disturb Sue


Synonymstrouble, upset


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)affect, impress, move, strike


Narrower (hyponym)agitate, cark, charge, charge up, commove, disorder, disquiet, distract, distress, excite, jolt, perturb, rouse, trouble, turn on, unhinge

2. disturb (contact) change the arrangement or position of


Synonymsagitate, commove, raise up, shake up, stir up, vex


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


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)beat, poke, rile, roil, scramble, toss

3. disturb (contact) tamper with


SamplesDon't touch my CDs!.


Synonymstouch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)upset, violate

4. disturb (change) destroy the peace or tranquility of


SamplesDon't interrupt me when I'm reading.


ExamplesSam cannot disturb Sue


Synonymsinterrupt


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


Broader (hypernym)act, move

5. disturb (change) damage as if by shaking or jarring


SamplesDon't disturb the patient's wounds by moving him too rapidly!.


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


Broader (hypernym)damage









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