Definition of "disrupt" []

  • To throw into confusion or disorder: Protesters disrupted the candidate's speech. (verb-transitive)
  • To interrupt or impede the progress, movement, or procedure of: Our efforts in the garden were disrupted by an early frost. (verb-transitive)
  • To break or burst; rupture. (verb-transitive)
  • To throw into turmoil or disorder (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To interrupt the progress of (a movement, meeting, etc) (verb)
  • To break or split (something) apart (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "disrupt" in a sentence
  • "But they decided to go ahead and what we call disrupt it in place."
  • "And this is my definition of disrupt: to degrade capacity to such an extent that security could be manageable by the ANSF."
  • "It doesn't mean that we do nothing, but it means the kinds of thing we do are less designed to kind of disrupt, which is what we do today, by just putting into place a giant peace plan, and instead designed to kind of build the foundations of stability that over time, maybe even over a long time, will lead towards a general, peaceful evolution."