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Definition of disrupt verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



disrupt somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they disrupt
he / she / it disrupts
past simple disrupted
-ing form disrupting
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to make it difficult for something to continue in the normal way Demonstrators succeeded in disrupting the meeting. Bus services will be disrupted tomorrow because of the bridge closure.
noun [uncountable, countable] We aim to help you move house with minimum disruption to your life. disruptions to rail services The strike caused serious disruptions.
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