to confuse a quiet, constant state or a calm, continuous flow, in particular: thoughts, actions or liquids. (verb)
to divert, redirect, or alter by disturbing. (verb)
to have a negative emotional impact; to cause emotional distress or confusion. (verb)
Examples of word disturb
Let the limitation of the word disturb our previous estimate of Paradise, grant that it so disturbs that estimate, not the less all such consequences leave the dispute exactly where it was; and if a balance of reason can be found for limiting the extent of the word _aeonian_, it will not be the less true because it may happen to disturb a crotchet of our own.
Horace Greeley, editor of the "New York Tribune," the leading Republican journal of the North, contented himself with referring to Brown and his followers as "mistaken men," but added that he would "not by one reproachful word disturb the bloody shrouds wherein John Brown and his compatriots are sleeping."
Next came leasing for deer and with long deer seasons, many don't want to "disturb" the deer on their lease by squirrel hunting.
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Anger she had none, but apprehension and conceptions strange, such as disturb the awakened soul of woman, ere the storm of passion comes to overcharge it.