disrupt

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. disorganize, disturb, upset; turn inside out or upside down; mess up, play havoc with; separate. See destruction, discontinuance, disorder.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To break]
Syn. interrupt, intrude, obstruct, break up; see interrupt 2 , meddle 1 .
2. [To confuse]
Syn. upset, disturb, disorder, agitate; see confuse .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
interrupt, upset, disturb, disorder, unsettle, agitate, *discombobulate, interfere with, break up, disorganize, disconcert.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To put out of proper order: derange, disarrange, disarray, disorder, disorganize, disturb, jumble, mess up, mix up, muddle, tumble, unsettle, upset. See ORDER. 2. To break up the order or progress of: disturb, upset. See ORDER.

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  • Disrupt — Dis*rupt , a. [L. disruptus, diruptus, p. p. of disrumpere, to break or burst asunder; dis + rumpere to break, burst. See {Rupture}.] Rent off; torn asunder; severed; disrupted. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disrupt — dis*rupt , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disrupted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disrupting}.] 1. To break asunder; to rend. Thomson. [1913 Webster] 2. to destroy the continuity of, usually temporarily; as, electrical power was disrupted by the hurricane. [PJC] 3.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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