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American English: /dəˈstərb/
British English: /dɪˈstəːb/

Translation of disturb in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (interrupt) the noise disturbed my concentration
    el ruido me hizo perder la concentración
    the calm was disturbed by the arrival of the tourists
    la llegada de los turistas vino a perturbar la calma
    my sleep was disturbed by the dog barking
    los ladridos del perro me despertaron
    he was arrested for disturbing the peace he whispered so as not to disturb the sleeping child
    habló en voz baja para no despertar al niño
    do not disturb
    Example sentences
    • They claim the children are disturbing their privacy by glaring into their homes and using the road as a cycle track.
    • And no one will be able to disturb the privacy of the bathroom, as the bottom of the window is a little higher than the tub.
    • But one day he disturbed her privacy and barged into her room, presumably to force more work on her, while she had it out.
    1.2 (inconvenience) I'm sorry to disturb you, but …
    perdone que lo moleste, pero …
    1.3 (burst in upon)
  • 2 (disarrange) she found that her papers had been disturbed
    notó que alguien había tocado sus papeles
    nothing had been disturbed
    todo estaba en su lugar or sitio
    Example sentences
    • These activities not only disturb bees but also interfere with normal pollen production, germination, and fertilization.
    • If this arrangement is disturbed, the body sickens; if it is sufficiently upset, the body dies.
    • A small interference with nature can disturb the entire balance.
  • 3 (trouble)
    llenar de inquietud
    Example sentences
    • On one occasion she asked if a neighbour would buy her some drugs, which upset and disturbed the neighbour and her young son.
    • That was an anxious time, and the children were quite disturbed by it.
    • The state of the world concerns and disturbs many artists.
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