- (British) IPA: /dɪsˈɹʌpt/, /dɪzˈɹʌpt/, /dɪzˈɹʊpt/
disrupt (disrupts, present participle disrupting; past and past participle disrupted)
- (transitive) To throw into confusion or disorder.
- Hecklers disrupted the man's speech.
- (transitive) To interrupt or impede.
- Work on the tunnel was disrupted by a strike.
- (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.
- French: perturber, déranger
- German: durcheinander bringen, stören
- Italian: disturbare
- Spanish: perturbar, trastornar, desorganizar
- French: interrompre
- German: unterbrechen, hindern
- Italian: interrompere, impedire
- Portuguese: interromper, impedir, causar ruptura
- Spanish: interrumpir
- Italian: rimpiazzare
- (obsolete) Torn off or torn asunder; severed; disrupted.