- to cause disorder or turmoil in: The news disrupted their conference.
- to destroy, usually temporarily, the normal continuance or unity of; interrupt: Telephone service was disrupted for hours.
- to break apart: to disrupt a connection.
- Business. to radically change (an industry, business strategy, etc.), as by introducing a new product or service that creates a new market: It’s time to disrupt your old business model.
- broken apart; disrupted.
Origin of disrupt
Related Words for disrupterradical, striker, rioter, marcher, malcontent, reactionary, firebrand, demagogue, propagandist, zealot, anarchist, troublemaker, leftist, pusher, agent, incendiary, partisan, instigator, champion, advocate
Examples from the Web for disrupter
Contemporary Examples of disrupter
They tried reaching out to ask if the disrupter would delete his post for a few minutes, but he balked.How to Hack Palin's Facebook Page
October 28, 2010
Historical Examples of disrupter
There was another snap as the switch of the disrupter beam was turned on.
In moments the ammeter connected with the disrupter beam began to rise so rapidly that Morey watched it with some concern.
Instantly his disrupter burst appeared on the screen off the starboard bow of the black enemy.
As he did, the first disrupter explosion came, not two kilometers ahead.
- (tr) to throw into turmoil or disorder
- (tr) to interrupt the progress of (a movement, meeting, etc)
- to break or split (something) apart
Word Origin 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.