verb (used with object)
Origin of disrupt
Examples from the Web for disrupt
Peaceful protest is welcome in America today—seeking to disrupt Americans looking to enjoy an NFL game is obnoxious.
The power of intersex bodies is their ability to disrupt social norms.
In the process, Apple may be about to disrupt an entirely different market.
If that failed, they could disrupt the proceedings by threat of force.The GOP’s Last Identity Crisis Remade U.S. Politics|Michael Wolraich|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I think they will go ahead, since the West has advised Russia to not do anything to disrupt them.Inside ‘Maidan’: Sergei Loznitsa on His Ukrainian Uprising Doc and Putin’s ‘Fascist’ Regime|Richard Porton|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They will burst all these bonds, and disrupt society, if not checked in their principle.
The verse descriptions of the illustrations have been moved to the end of the novel, so as not to disrupt the story.William Tell Told Again|P. G. Wodehouse
Some such images were moved out of paragraphs to between or beside them, when such a move did not disrupt the text.Photography in the Studio and in the Field|Edward M. Estabrooke
The red tips tend further to disrupt the body outline at the midline, or slightly posterior to this.Phylogeny of the Waxwings and Allied Birds|M. Dale Arvey
I have done nothing that could disrupt the party or weaken our vote in this district.Cordwood|Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
British Dictionary definitions for disrupt
Word Origin for disrupt
Word Origin and History for disrupt
1650s, but rare before c.1820, from Latin disruptus, past participle of disrumpere (see disruption). Or perhaps a back-formation from disruption. Related: Disrupted; disrupting.