To disrupt is to break up or disturb something’s course.(verb)
An example of to disrupt is for the protestors to stop the city council meeting.
See disrupt in Webster's New World College Dictionary
transitive verb, intransitive verb
Origin: < L disruptus, pp. of disrumpere, to break apart < dis-, apart (see dis-) + rumpere, to break: see rupture
See disrupt in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb dis·rupt·ed, dis·rupt·ing, dis·rupts
Origin: Latin disrumpere, disrupt-, to break apart
Origin: : dis-, dis-
Origin: + rumpere, to break apart; see reup- in Indo-European roots.
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