Dis*turb" transitive verb
, OF. destorber
, fr. L. disturbare
to disturb, trouble, turba
disorder, tumult, crowd. See Turbid
imperfect & past participle Disturbed ; present participle & verbal noun Disturbing
- To throw into disorder or confusion; to derange; to interrupt the settled state of; to excite from a state of rest.
Preparing to disturb
With all-cofounding war the realms above.
The bellow's noise disturbed his quiet rest.
The utmost which the discontented colonies could do, was to disturb authority.
- To agitate the mind of; to deprive of tranquillity; to disquiet; to render uneasy; as, a person is disturbed by receiving an insult, or his mind is disturbed by envy.
- To turn from a regular or designed course. Obs.
His inmost counsels from their destined aim.
Syn. -- To disorder; disquiet; agitate; discompose; molest; perplex; trouble; incommode; ruffle.