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Definition of disturbia

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1. disturb [ v ] move deeply
Examples: "This book upset me" "A troubling thought"

Used in print:

(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)

And while he had headed Batista 's anti-Communist section , the Batista regime did not disturb the Communists so_much as more open opponents who were alleged to be Communists .

(Perry Miller "Theodore Parker: Apostasy within Liberalism"...)

Because he copiously shed his own tears , and yielded himself up as a living sacrifice to the impersonalized conscience of New_England , he was not disturbed by the havoc he worked in other people 's consciences .

It is idle to ask why we are no_longer disturbed if somebody , professing the deepest piety , decides anew that it is of no importance whether or not Christ transformed the water into wine at eleven A._M. on the third of August , A._D. 32 .

(Eugene Burdick, "The Invisible Aborigine"...)

There was something about his face that disturbed me and it took several seconds to realize what .

(Thomas Anderson, Here Comes Pete Now....)

Since they could see me but I not them , their presence in the hall disturbed me .

Synonyms disturb trouble upset Related Terms affect perturb agitate jolt distress distress disturbance

2. disturb [ v ] change the arrangement or position of

Used in print:

(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)

( 3 ) How can we be sure that his sense_of_touch was not profoundly disturbed by his head injury ?

(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

There was something maimed and crazy about its motion that disturbed them .

Synonyms disturb raise_up stir_up shake_up commove vex agitate Related Terms move stir beat poke roil

3. disturb [ v ] destroy the peace or tranquility of
Examples: "Don't interrupt me when I'm reading"

Used in print:

(Guy Bolton, The Olympians....)

She was told by the manservant who opened the door that his lordship was engaged on work from which he had left strict orders he was not to be disturbed .

Synonyms interrupt disturb Related Terms act

4. disturb [ v ] tamper with
Examples: "Don't touch my CDs!"

Used in print:

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

Well , ordinarily he is , except ( as the Wheel_of_the_Law specifies ) toward impious folk who steal , disturb , or maltreat the Presence .

Synonyms disturb touch Related Terms change upset violate disturbance

5. disturb [ v ] damage as if by shaking or jarring
Examples: "Don't disturb the patient's wounds by moving him too rapidly!"

Synonyms disturb Related Terms damage

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