verb (used with object), dis·ar·ranged, dis·ar·rang·ing.

to disturb the arrangement of; disorder; unsettle.

Origin of disarrange

First recorded in 1735–45; dis-1 + arrange
Related formsdis·ar·range·ment, noundis·ar·rang·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for disarrange

Historical Examples of disarrange

  • A thing to disarrange the mechanics of all the Celestial Universe!

    The World Beyond

    Raymond King Cummings

  • They ran so fast as to disarrange the general's plan of attack.

  • In reaching his hand to his hat, it was not necessary for him to disarrange the folds of his cloak.

    Wood Rangers

    Mayne Reid

  • But I do not live for any of these things or suffer them to disarrange me.

    The Longest Journey

    E. M. Forster

  • He had no wish, he said, to disarrange the regular proceedings of the Committee.

    The Octopus

    Frank Norris

British Dictionary definitions for disarrange



(tr) to throw into disorder
Derived Formsdisarrangement, noun
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