- 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.
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“Most Facebook gaming takes place during the workday,” said Hank Halley, chief operating officer of Disruptor Beam.'Game of Thrones' Facebook App Ascent Just Too Popular in Its First Week
February 27, 2013
- (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.