a : to break apart : rupture
b : to throw into disorder <agitators trying to disrupt the meeting>
: to interrupt the normal course or unity of
— dis·rupt·er noun
— dis·rup·tion \-ˈrəp-shən\ noun
— dis·rup·tive \-ˈrəp-tiv\ adjective
— dis·rup·tive·ly adverb
— dis·rup·tive·ness noun
Examples of DISRUPT
- The barking dogs disrupted my sleep.
- The weather disrupted our travel plans.
- a chemical that disrupts cell function
Origin of DISRUPT
past participle of disrumpere,
to break — more at reave
First Known Use: 1793
Related to DISRUPT
- break up, bust, distintegrate, dismember, break, fracture, fragment, rive
- arrange, array, dispose, draw up, marshal (also marshall), order, organize, range, regulate, straighten (up), tidy
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