• (British) IPA: /dɪsˈɹʌpt/, /dɪzˈɹʌpt/, /dɪzˈɹʊpt/

disrupt (disrupts, present participle disrupting; past and past participle disrupted)

  1. (transitive) To throw into confusion or disorder.
    Hecklers disrupted the man's speech.
  2. (transitive) To interrupt or impede.
    Work on the tunnel was disrupted by a strike.
  3. (transitive) To improve a product or service in ways that displace an established one and surprise the market.
    The internet makes it easier for leaner businesses to disrupt the larger and more unwieldy ones.
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  1. (obsolete) Torn off or torn asunder; severed; disrupted.

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