American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To throw into confusion or disorder: Protesters disrupted the candidate's speech.
- v. To interrupt or impede the progress, movement, or procedure of: Our efforts in the garden were disrupted by an early frost.
- v. To break or burst; rupture.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To break or burst asunder; separate forcibly.
- Torn from or asunder; severed by rending or breaking.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Rent off; torn asunder; severed; disrupted.
- v. To break asunder; to rend.
- v. to destroy the continuity of, usually temporarily.
- v. To interfere with or halt, especially by causing a lack of order.
- v. make a break in
- v. throw into disorder
- v. interfere in someone else's activity
- From Latin disruptus, from disrumpere, commonly dirumpere ("to break or burst asunder"), from dis-, di- ("apart, asunder") + rumpere ("to break"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin disrumpere, disrupt-, to break apart : dis-, dis- + rumpere, to break apart; see reup- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But they decided to go ahead and what we call disrupt it in place.”
“And this is my definition of disrupt: to degrade capacity to such an extent that security could be manageable by the ANSF.”
“And by "disrupt", he means "create gadgets that do the same thing for much lower prices".”
“A spokesman for Waddell refused to comment beyond the firm's previous statement from May, in which the firm said it doesn't intend to "disrupt" markets through its trading.”
“Waddell didn't comment Friday beyond pointing to a May statement in which it said it doesn't intend to "disrupt" the market through its trading.”
“Last week, top central bank official Subir Gokarn called foreign capital flows "a potential threat," and on Saturday the bank's governor Duvvuri Subbarao told a panel at the International Monetary Fund in Washington that India will intervene if volatile inflows "disrupt" the economy.”
“So who are the well organized, well funded, groups of people that keep showing up to "disrupt" the congresspeople during their dog and pony shows?”
“August 5th, 2009 12: 11 pm ET and libs didn't organize to "disrupt" Bush? phoenix86”
“John Boehner has encouraged people to "disrupt" meetings?”
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