disrupt

verb
ADVERB
badly (esp. BrE), seriously, severely, significantly

The bad weather has seriously disrupted supplies of food.

completely, totally
partially, temporarily
potentially

They warned that climate change could potentially disrupt economic activity.

VERB + DISRUPT
threaten to
attempt to
be designed to

The attacks are designed to disrupt plans for the elections.

PHRASES
an attempt to disrupt sth
Disrupt is used with these nouns as the object: ↑balance, ↑class, ↑communication, ↑ecology, ↑economy, ↑flow, ↑habitat, ↑meeting, ↑offence, ↑plan, ↑process, ↑production, ↑rhythm, ↑sleep, ↑supply, ↑system, ↑traffic

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  • disrupt — dis‧rupt [dɪsˈrʌpt] verb [transitive] to prevent a situation, event, system etc from working in the normal way: • Traders are worried that war would disrupt ocean shipping. • The union have threatened to disrupt services if their members are not… …   Financial and business terms

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  • disrupt — [v1] upset, disorganize agitate, bollix, confuse, disarray, discombobulate, discompose, disorder, disturb, mess up, mix up, muck up*, muddle, muddy the waters*, psych out*, put off, rattle, rattle one’s cage*, rummage, screw up*, shake, spoil,… …   New thesaurus

  • 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

  • disrupt — I verb agitate, annoy, break apart, cause chaos, cause confusion, cause scission, confuse, create a disturbance, create disorder, derange, disarrange, discompose, discontinue, dishevel, disjoin, disorder, disorganize, disquiet, dissociate,… …   Law dictionary

  • disrupt — 1650s, but rare before c.1820, from L. disruptus, pp. of disrumpere (see DISRUPTION (Cf. disruption)). Or perhaps a back formation from disruption. Related: Disrupted; disrupting. As a pp. adj. meaning torn, severed attested from early 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • disrupt — ► VERB ▪ interrupt or disturb (an activity or process). DERIVATIVES disrupter (also disruptor) noun disruption noun disruptive adjective. ORIGIN Latin disrumpere break apart …   English terms dictionary

  • disrupt — [dis rupt′, dis′rupt′] vt., vi. [< L disruptus, pp. of disrumpere, to break apart < dis , apart (see DIS ) + rumpere, to break: see RUPTURE] 1. to break apart; split up; rend asunder 2. to disturb or interrupt the orderly course of (a… …   English World dictionary

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