Disturb

Definition of Disturb

Dis`turb´
v. t.1.To throw into disorder or confusion; to derange; to interrupt the settled state of; to excite from a state of rest.
[imp. & p. p. Disturbed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Disturbing.]
Preparing to disturb
With all-cofounding war the realms above.
- Cowper.
The bellow's noise disturbed his quiet rest.
- Spenser.
The utmost which the discontented colonies could do, was to disturb authority.
- Burke.
2.To agitate the mind of; to deprive of tranquillity; to disquiet; to render uneasy; as, a person is disturbed by receiving an insult, or his mind is disturbed by envy.
3.To turn from a regular or designed course.
And disturb
His inmost counsels from their destined aim.
- Milton.
n.1.Disturbance.

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