To throw into disorder or confusion; to derange; to interrupt the settled state of; to excite from a state of rest.
- To break up or destroy the tranquillity or settled state of: "Subterranean fires and deep unrest disturb the whole area” ( Rachel Carson).
- To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset.
- To interfere with; interrupt: noise that disturbed my sleep.
- To intrude on; inconvenience: Constant calls disturbed her work.
- To put out of order; disarrange.