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To afflict with pain or discomfort:
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  1. To afflict with pain or discomfort:
  2. To pester, annoy, tease, bother, etc.
  3. To cause mental agitation to; worry; harass; perturb; vex
To cause to be irritated, especially by repeated acts; trouble or annoy:
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  1. To cause to be irritated, especially by repeated acts; trouble or annoy:
  2. (Intransitive) To feel care or anxiety; to make or take trouble; to be troublesome.
  3. To worry or trouble, esp. with petty annoyances; harass, pester, etc.
To bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking:
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  1. To bring to a specified condition by or as if by shaking:
  2. To get rid of or put an end to:
  3. (Informal) To get away from or rid of
(Intransitive) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
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  1. (Intransitive) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
  2. To make or become nervous or upset.
  3. (By extension) To confuse, befuddle, throw into panic by making overwrought with confusion.
To throw into confusion or disarray.
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  1. To throw into confusion or disarray.
  2. To disturb the normal physical or mental health of; derange.
  3. To throw into disorder; disarrange
To move something, or someone, especially to forcibly move people from their homeland.
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  1. To move something, or someone, especially to forcibly move people from their homeland.
  2. (Chemistry) To replace (an atom, radical, ion, or molecule) in a compound during a reaction.
  3. To take the place of; supplant or replace (a person or thing that one is the cause of or occasion for removing, pushing aside, etc.)
To disturb or interrupt the orderly course of (a social affair, meeting, etc.)
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  1. To disturb or interrupt the orderly course of (a social affair, meeting, etc.)
  2. To break apart or alter so as to prevent normal or expected functioning:
  3. To throw into confusion or disorder:
To manage to get (along or through) in the face of trials and difficulties
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  1. To manage to get (along or through) in the face of trials and difficulties
  2. To cause to feel anxious, distressed, or troubled.
  3. To touch or handle something nervously or persistently:
To become overturned or upset
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  1. To become overturned or upset
  2. To cause to overturn; knock or tip over:
  3. To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
To cause to move with violence or sudden force.
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  1. To cause to move with violence or sudden force.
  2. To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
  3. To stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
(Now Rare) To disturb the order of
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  1. (Now Rare) To disturb the order of
  2. To disturb the composure or calm of; perturb.
  3. To put into a state of disorder.
To cause (a system) to become altered or imbalanced from a normal state:
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  1. To cause (a system) to become altered or imbalanced from a normal state:
  2. (--- Physics & Astronomy) To cause perturbation in (the orbit of a celestial body, for example) by gravitational interaction.
  3. To cause to be alarmed, agitated, or upset; disturb or trouble greatly
To stop (someone engaged in an activity) by saying or doing something:
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  1. To stop (someone engaged in an activity) by saying or doing something:
  2. To break in upon (a person) who is speaking, working, etc.; stop or hinder
  3. To cause an activity to stop by saying or doing something.
To cause inconvenience to; trouble:
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  1. To cause inconvenience to; trouble:
  2. To cause inconvenience to; cause trouble or bother to; incommode
To put to inconvenience; trouble.
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  1. To put to inconvenience; trouble.
  2. To cause bother to; inconvenience
  3. To cause someone inconvenience
To alarm, frighten, or surprise suddenly.
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  1. To alarm, frighten, or surprise suddenly.
  2. To become alarmed, frightened, or surprised.
  3. To surprise, frighten, or alarm suddenly or unexpectedly; esp., to cause to start, or move involuntarily, as from sudden fright
To deprive of nerve, force, or strength; to weaken; to enfeeble.
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  1. To deprive of nerve, force, or strength; to weaken; to enfeeble.
  2. To make feel weak, nervous, etc.
  3. To cause to lose courage or firmness of purpose:
To bring into disorder or disarray
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  1. To bring into disorder or disarray
  2. To become unsettled
  3. To change from a settled condition; disrupt:
To frustrate (plans, for example) by throwing into disorder; disarrange.
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  1. To frustrate (plans, for example) by throwing into disorder; disarrange.
  2. To cause to lose composure; embarrass or confuse:
  3. To upset the composure of; embarrass; confuse
To make confusedly intricate; complicate:
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  1. To make confusedly intricate; complicate:
  2. To confuse or trouble with uncertainty or doubt.
To secure ratlines to (shrouds).
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  1. To secure ratlines to (shrouds).
  2. To provide with ratlines
To warn of approaching danger
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  1. To warn of approaching danger
  2. To give warning to:
  3. To fill with alarm or anxious concern.
(Physiol.) To produce or increase the response of (an organism, organ, tissue, etc.) to a proper stimulus
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  1. (Physiol.) To produce or increase the response of (an organism, organ, tissue, etc.) to a proper stimulus
  2. To arouse strong feeling in:
  3. To elicit or arouse (a reaction or emotion, for example):
To evoke (some action or feeling); excite
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  1. To evoke (some action or feeling); excite
  2. To cause (someone) to be active, attentive, or excited:
  3. To give rise to (a feeling, for example); stir up:
(Archaic) To frighten; terrify
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  1. (Archaic) To frighten; terrify
  2. To arouse fear in; terrify:
To annoy or harass persistently; pester; nag
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  1. To annoy or harass persistently; pester; nag
  2. To ask or nag (someone) about something in an annoying and persistent way; pester:
To cause suffering or hardship for:
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  1. To cause suffering or hardship for:
  2. An often fatal disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, transmitted to humans usually by fleas that have bitten infected rats or other rodents. &diamf3; Bubonic plague , the most common type, is characterized by the tender, swollen lymph nodes called buboes, fever, clotting abnormalities of the blood, and tissue necrosis. An epidemic of bubonic plague in fourteenth-century Europe and Asia was known as the Black Death.
  3. To vex; harass; trouble; torment
To keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)
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  1. To keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)
  2. To give trouble to, esp. in a petty or nagging way; disturb, annoy, irritate, etc.
  3. To cause difficulty or trouble to:
To cause great anger, indignation, etc. in
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  1. To cause great anger, indignation, etc. in
  2. To offend grossly against (standards of decency or morality); commit an outrage on.
  3. To produce anger or resentment in:
(Archaic) To hurt or harm.
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  1. (Archaic) To hurt or harm.
  2. To cause to be sorrowful; distress:
  3. To cause to feel grief; afflict with deep, acute sorrow or distress
To cause to drop or sink; lower.
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  1. To cause to drop or sink; lower.
  2. To cause to be sad or dejected.
  3. To lessen the activity or force of something; weaken.
To exhaust or weaken with strain of any sort
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  1. To exhaust or weaken with strain of any sort
  2. To cause sorrow, misery, or suffering to; pain
  3. To mar or otherwise treat (an object or fabric, for example) to give the appearance of an antique or of heavy prior use.
To deprive of courage or enthusiasm; discourage; depress; daunt
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  1. To deprive of courage or enthusiasm; discourage; depress; daunt
  2. To discourage someone by removing their enthusiasm or courage.
  3. To cause to lose hope or enthusiasm; dispirit.
To be irritating, wearisome, or vexing to.
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  1. To be irritating, wearisome, or vexing to.
  2. To annoy, disgust, irritate, tire out, etc.
To feel ill or have pain:
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  1. To feel ill or have pain:
  2. (Intransitive) To be ill; to suffer; to be troubled.
  3. To be the cause of pain or distress to; trouble
To stir to action or feeling:
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  1. To stir to action or feeling:
  2. To give rise to; bring about:
  3. To bring about deliberately; induce:
(Obs.) To overthrow
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  1. (Obs.) To overthrow
  2. To cause grievous physical or mental suffering to.
  3. To cause pain or suffering to; distress very much
(Physiol.) To excite (an organ, muscle, etc.) to a characteristic action or function by a stimulus
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  1. (Physiol.) To excite (an organ, muscle, etc.) to a characteristic action or function by a stimulus
  2. To be a cause of impatience or anger.
  3. To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
To cause to suffer; hurt; distress
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  1. To cause to suffer; hurt; distress
  2. To cause physical pain to; hurt:
To be of interest or importance to:
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  1. To be of interest or importance to:
  2. To cause anxiety or uneasiness in:
  3. To cause to feel uneasy or anxious
To make anxious, uneasy, or restless; disturb; fret
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  1. To make anxious, uneasy, or restless; disturb; fret
  2. To deprive of peace or rest; trouble.
To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
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  1. To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
  2. To trouble by repeated raids or attacks, etc.; harry
  3. To trouble, worry, or torment, as with cares, debts, repeated questions or demands, etc.
To increase the gravity or intensity of:
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  1. To increase the gravity or intensity of:
  2. To irritate or annoy very much; make angry; vex
  3. (Archaic) To intensify (a feeling, disease, etc.); aggravate
To arouse; provoke
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  1. To arouse; provoke
  2. To arouse resentment in, as by slighting; ruffle the pride of
  3. To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
To irk or exasperate; vex:
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  1. To irk or exasperate; vex:
  2. To become worn or sore by abrasion.
  3. An abnormal swelling of plant tissue, caused by injury or by parasitic organisms such as insects, mites, nematodes, and bacteria. Parasites stimulate the production of galls by secreting chemical irritants on or in the plant tissue. Galls stimulated by egg-laying parasites typically provide a protective environment in which the eggs can hatch and the pupae develop, and they usually do only minor damage to the host plant. Gall-stimulating fungi and microorganisms, such as the bacterium that causes crown gall, are generally considered to be plant diseases.
To fail to please or to be disagreeable (to); annoy; offend; irritate
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  1. To fail to please or to be disagreeable (to); annoy; offend; irritate
  2. To give displeasure or offense.
  3. To fail to satisfy; to miss of.
(Intransitive) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
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  1. (Intransitive) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
  2. To make or become nervous or upset.
  3. (By extension) To confuse, befuddle, throw into panic by making overwrought with confusion.
To take away the smoothness of; wrinkle; ripple
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  1. To take away the smoothness of; wrinkle; ripple
  2. To put a ruffle on (a garment, for example).
  3. To become disturbed, irritated, etc.
To put suddenly and forcibly into a specified condition or situation
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  1. To put suddenly and forcibly into a specified condition or situation
  2. To cause to fall off:
  3. To cause (one's voice) to seem to come from a source other than oneself.
To displace a body part, especially to displace a bone from its normal position.
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  1. To displace a body part, especially to displace a bone from its normal position.
  2. To upset the order of; disarrange; disrupt
  3. To put out of usual or proper place, position, or relationship.
To move, shift, or force from the usual place or position:
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  1. To move, shift, or force from the usual place or position:
  2. To move something, or someone, especially to forcibly move people from their homeland.
  3. To take the place of; supplant or replace (a person or thing that one is the cause of or occasion for removing, pushing aside, etc.)
To progress in sequence; go forward:
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  1. To progress in sequence; go forward:
  2. To prompt to action; rouse:
  3. To change posture or position; stir:
To get away from (a pursuer):
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  1. To get away from (a pursuer):
  2. (Informal) To get away from or rid of
  3. To get rid of or put an end to:
To use a shift key.
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  1. To use a shift key.
  2. To move or transfer from one person, place, or position to another
  3. To get along by tricky or evasive means.
To stir up or shake up
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  1. To stir up or shake up
  2. To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
  3. To stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
To cause to be irritated, especially by repeated acts; trouble or annoy:
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  1. To cause to be irritated, especially by repeated acts; trouble or annoy:
  2. To take the trouble (to do something); concern oneself with (accomplishing something):
  3. (Intransitive) To do something which is of negligible inconvenience.
(Now Rare) To disturb the order of
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  1. (Now Rare) To disturb the order of
  2. To put into a state of disorder.
  3. To disturb the composure or calm of; perturb.
To make anxious, uneasy, or restless; disturb; fret
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  1. To make anxious, uneasy, or restless; disturb; fret
  2. To deprive of peace or rest; trouble.
To attract (the attention) away from its original focus; divert.
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  1. To attract (the attention) away from its original focus; divert.
  2. To cause to feel worried or uneasy; unsettle:
  3. To cause (someone) to have difficulty paying attention to something:
To agitate, stir, or confuse.
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  1. To agitate, stir, or confuse.
  2. To move in a quick, flustered way
  3. To move or come down in a flurry.
To cause to be alarmed, agitated, or upset; disturb or trouble greatly
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  1. To cause to be alarmed, agitated, or upset; disturb or trouble greatly
  2. To cause (a system) to become altered or imbalanced from a normal state:
  3. (--- Physics & Astronomy) To cause perturbation in (the orbit of a celestial body, for example) by gravitational interaction.
(Slang) To be thrilling, boisterous, etc.
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  1. (Slang) To be thrilling, boisterous, etc.
  2. (Music) To play or dance to rock music.
  3. To excite or cause strong feeling in, as by playing rock music.
To take away the smoothness of; wrinkle; ripple
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  1. To take away the smoothness of; wrinkle; ripple
  2. To turn over (the pages of a book, etc.) rapidly
  3. To beat (a drum, etc.) with a ruffle
To get away from (a pursuer):
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  1. To get away from (a pursuer):
  2. To cause to tremble, vibrate, or rock:
  3. To get rid of or put an end to:
To toss a coin, as in letting chance decide something
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  1. To toss a coin, as in letting chance decide something
  2. To move or go impatiently, angrily, or disdainfully, as with a toss of the head
  3. To toss a coin with (someone) for deciding something according to which side will land uppermost
  1. To make upset or uncomfortable
  2. To become unsettled
  3. To change from a settled condition; disrupt:
To become overturned or upset
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  1. To become overturned or upset
  2. To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
  3. To disturb the functioning, order, or course of:
To provide with ratlines
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  1. To provide with ratlines
  2. To secure ratlines to (shrouds).
To exasperate; annoy; vex
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  1. To exasperate; annoy; vex
  2. To annoy or exasperate:
  3. To make worse or more troublesome:
To harm by repeated attacks; harry; molest
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  1. To harm by repeated attacks; harry; molest
  2. To be annoying
  3. To cause irritation to (another); make somewhat angry.
To take the time and trouble; concern oneself
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  1. To take the time and trouble; concern oneself
  2. To take the trouble (to do something); concern oneself with (accomplishing something):
  3. (Intransitive) To feel care or anxiety; to make or take trouble; to be troublesome.
To equip (a room or telephone circuit, for example) with a concealed electronic listening device.
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  1. To equip (a room or telephone circuit, for example) with a concealed electronic listening device.
  2. To make (the eyes) bulge or grow large.
  3. An insect, spider, or similar organism. Not in scientific use.
To be or become vexed, irritated, or impatient
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  1. To be or become vexed, irritated, or impatient
  2. To rub so as to stimulate or make warm
  3. To wear away or irritate by rubbing or friction:
To increase the gravity or intensity of:
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  1. To increase the gravity or intensity of:
  2. (Archaic) To intensify (a feeling, disease, etc.); aggravate
  3. To irritate or annoy very much; make angry; vex
To wear away by gnawing, rubbing, corroding, etc.
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  1. To wear away by gnawing, rubbing, corroding, etc.
  2. To move agitatedly.
  3. To make or form by wearing away
To become worn or sore by abrasion.
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  1. To become worn or sore by abrasion.
  2. To irk or exasperate; vex:
  3. To wear away or make sore by abrasion; chafe:
To work for gain or profit; make money:
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  1. To work for gain or profit; make money:
  2. To go and bring
  3. To cause to move or leave:
To be irritating, wearisome, or vexing to.
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  1. To be irritating, wearisome, or vexing to.
  2. To annoy, disgust, irritate, tire out, etc.
(Physiology) To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
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  1. (Physiology) To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
  2. To make sore or inflamed:
  3. To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
To sting with or as if with a nettle.
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  1. To sting with or as if with a nettle.
  2. To irritate; annoy; vex
To cause to be annoyed or resentful.
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  1. To cause to be annoyed or resentful.
  2. To make peevish or bad-tempered; annoy
  3. To annoy; vex.
To stir to action or feeling:
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  1. To stir to action or feeling:
  2. To give rise to; bring about:
  3. To bring about deliberately; induce:
  1. Roil
  2. To stir up (liquid); roil.
  3. To anger or irritate.
To turn over (the pages of a book, etc.) rapidly
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  1. To turn over (the pages of a book, etc.) rapidly
  2. To search for something in a container:
  3. To put a ruffle on (a garment, for example).
To cause difficulty or trouble to:
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  1. To cause difficulty or trouble to:
  2. To keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)
  3. To give trouble to, esp. in a petty or nagging way; disturb, annoy, irritate, etc.
To throw into confusion or disorder:
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  1. To throw into confusion or disorder:
  2. To break apart; split up; rend asunder
  3. To break apart or alter so as to prevent normal or expected functioning:
To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
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  1. To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
  2. To become overturned or upset
  3. To cause to overturn; knock or tip over:
To cause disorder in something, to distort it from its ideal state
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  1. To cause disorder in something, to distort it from its ideal state
  2. To upset (normal condition or functioning, as of a bodily organ).
  3. To upset the arrangement, order, or operation of; unsettle; disorder
To upset the proper arrangement or order of.
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  1. To upset the proper arrangement or order of.
  2. To undo the order or arrangement of; make less neat; disorder
  3. To undo the arrangement of; to disorder; to derange.
To take off the dress of; to unrobe.
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  1. To take off the dress of; to unrobe.
  2. To throw into confusion; upset.
  3. To throw into disorder or confusion; upset
To throw into confusion or disarray.
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  1. To throw into confusion or disarray.
  2. To disturb the normal physical or mental health of; derange.
  3. To throw into disorder; disarrange
To destroy the organization, systematic arrangement, or unity of.
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  1. To destroy the organization, systematic arrangement, or unity of.
  2. To make less organized; to reduce to chaos.
  3. To disrupt or break up the order, arrangement, or system of; throw into confusion or disorder
To disturb or interrupt the orderly course of (a social affair, meeting, etc.)
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  1. To disturb or interrupt the orderly course of (a social affair, meeting, etc.)
  2. To break apart or alter so as to prevent normal or expected functioning:
  3. To throw into confusion or disorder:
To mix in a confused, disorderly heap
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  1. To mix in a confused, disorderly heap
  2. To muddle; confuse:
  3. To mix in a confused way; throw together carelessly:
  1. To damage; injure.
  2. To cause (another person) to make unwanted mistakes in a given task, usually through distraction or obnoxious behavior.
  3. To botch, bungle; to perform poorly on.
(Idiomatic) To prepare something from ingredients that are mixed.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To prepare something from ingredients that are mixed.
  2. (Intransitive, idiomatic) Combine thoroughly.
  3. (Intransitive, usually passive, with with, often with be or get) To become involved with, especially socially or romantically.
To confuse or befuddle (a person or the mind, for example).
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  1. To confuse or befuddle (a person or the mind, for example).
  2. To put into a state of confusion; confuse:
  3. To act or think in a confused way
To cause to fall or collapse; bring down:
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  1. To cause to fall or collapse; bring down:
  2. To put into disorder by or as by tossing here and there; disarrange
  3. To spill, roll out, or emerge in confusion or disorder:
To become unsettled
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  1. To become unsettled
  2. To change from a settled condition; disrupt:
  3. To bring into disorder or disarray
To become overturned or upset
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  1. To become overturned or upset
  2. To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
  3. To cause to overturn; knock or tip over:

Synonym Study

  • Agitate suggests the arousal of intense mental or emotional excitement he was so agitated, he could not answer
  • To perturb is to cause to have a troubled or alarmed feeling the bad news perturbed him
  • Discompose implies the upsetting of one's self-possession her sudden outburst discomposed him
  • Disturb implies the unsettling of normal mental calm or powers of concentration as by worry, interruption, or interference to disturb one's train of thought
Find another word for disturb. In this page you can discover 124 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for disturb, like: trouble, bother, intrude upon, shake, fluster, disorder, displace, disrupt, worry, upset and agitate.