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Definition 1: interfere in someone else's activity - [verb of change]

Samples where disrupt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please don't interrupt me while I'm on the phone

Synonyms for disrupt in the sense of this definition

(disrupt is a kind of ...) break into a conversation

"her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation"

(... is a kind of disrupt ) interrupt a dancing couple in order to take one of them as one's own partner

"Jim always cuts in!"

(... is a kind of disrupt ) cause to end earlier than intended

"The spontaneous applause cut the singer short"

Definition 2: throw into disorder - [verb of change]

Samples where disrupt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This event disrupted the orderly process

Definition 3: make a break in - [verb of communication]

Samples where disrupt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We interrupt the program for the following messages

Synonyms for disrupt in the sense of this definition

(disrupt is a kind of ...) prevent completion

"stop the project" "break off the negotiations"

(... is a kind of disrupt ) cease, stop

"cut the noise" "We had to cut short the conversation"

(... is a kind of disrupt ) interrupt a trip

"we stopped at Aunt Mary's house" "they stopped for three days in Florence"

(... is a kind of disrupt ) interfere with or prevent the reception of signals

"Jam the Voice of America" "block the signals emitted by this station"

(... is a kind of disrupt ) to insert between other elements

"She interjected clever remarks"

(... is a kind of disrupt ) challenge aggressively

(... is a kind of disrupt ) spring suddenly

"He burst upon our conversation"

(... is a kind of disrupt ) break into a conversation

"her husband always chimes in, even when he is not involved in the conversation"

(... is a kind of disrupt ) cease an action temporarily

"We pause for station identification" "let's break for lunch"

(... is a kind of disrupt ) turn away from and put aside, perhaps temporarily

"it's time for you to put away childish things"

(... is a kind of disrupt ) interrupt the flow of current in

"break a circuit"

(... is a kind of disrupt ) interrupt periodically

"Her sharp questions punctuated the speaker's drone"

(... is a kind of disrupt ) take time off from work; stop working temporarily

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