[ dis-ruhpt ]
/ dɪsˈrʌpt /
verb (used with object)
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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Origin of disrupt
OTHER WORDS FROM disruptdis·rupt·er, dis·rup·tor, nounnon·dis·rupt·ing, adjectivenon·dis·rupt·ing·ly, adverbun·dis·rupt·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for disrupt
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British Dictionary definitions for disrupt
/ (dɪsˈrʌpt) /
(tr) to throw into turmoil or disorder
(tr) to interrupt the progress of (a movement, meeting, etc)
to break or split (something) apart
Derived forms of disruptdisrupter or disruptor, noundisruption, noun
Word Origin for disrupt
C17: from Latin disruptus burst asunder, from dīrumpere to dash to pieces, from dis- 1 + rumpere to burst
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