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 for disturb
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disturb \Dis*turb"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Disturbed; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Disturbing.] [OE. desturben, destourben, OF.
     destorber, desturber, destourber, fr. L. disturbare,
     disturbatum; dis- + turbare to disturb, trouble, turba
     disorder, tumult, crowd. See Turbid.]
     1. To throw into disorder or confusion; to derange; to
        interrupt the settled state of; to excite from a state of
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              Preparing to disturb
              With all-cofounding war the realms above. --Cowper.
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              The bellow's noise disturbed his quiet rest.
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              The utmost which the discontented colonies could do,
              was to disturb authority.             --Burke.
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     2. To agitate the mind of; to deprive of tranquillity; to
        disquiet; to render uneasy; as, a person is disturbed by
        receiving an insult, or his mind is disturbed by envy.
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     3. To turn from a regular or designed course. [Obs.]
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              And disturb
              His inmost counsels from their destined aim.
     Syn: To disorder; disquiet; agitate; discompose; molest;
          perplex; trouble; incommode; ruffle.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Disturb \Dis*turb"\, n.
     Disturbance. [Obs.] --Milton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"
           [syn: disturb, upset, trouble]
      2: change the arrangement or position of [syn: agitate, vex,
         disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up]
      3: tamper with; "Don't touch my CDs!" [syn: touch, disturb]
      4: destroy the peace or tranquility of; "Don't interrupt me when
         I'm reading" [syn: interrupt, disturb]
      5: damage as if by shaking or jarring; "Don't disturb the
         patient's wounds by moving him too rapidly!"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  188 Moby Thesaurus words for "disturb":
     abash, addle, addle the wits, affect, afflict, aggravate, agitate,
     ail, alarm, annoy, badger, bait, ball up, be at, be the matter,
     beat, beat up, becloud, bedazzle, bedevil, befuddle, beset,
     bewilder, bother, bristle, brown off, bug, bullyrag, burden,
     burn up, cancel, change, chivy, churn, churn up, cloud,
     complicate matters, concern, confound, confuse, convulse, damage,
     daze, dazzle, derange, destroy, devil, disarrange, disarray,
     discombobulate, discomfit, discomfort, discommode, discompose,
     disconcert, dishevel, dislocate, dismay, disorder, disorganize,
     disorient, displace, disquiet, disrupt, distemper, distract,
     distress, dog, electrify, embarrass, embroil, entangle, exasperate,
     excite, exercise, fash, ferment, flummox, flurry, fluster, flutter,
     fog, frazzle, fret, frighten, fuddle, fuss, get, give concern,
     gripe, harass, harm, harry, hassle, heckle, hector, hound,
     humiliate, incommode, inconvenience, interfere, interfere with,
     intermeddle, interrupt, irk, irritate, jar, jolt, jumble,
     knock galley-west, load with care, maze, meddle, mess up, miff,
     mist, mix up, moider, molest, mortify, move, muddle, nag, needle,
     negate, nettle, nudzh, paddle, peeve, perplex, persecute, perturb,
     perturbate, pester, pick on, pique, plague, pluck the beard,
     pother, provoke, psych, put off, put out, put to it, puzzle,
     raise hell, rattle, remove, replace, ride, rile, ripple, rock,
     roil, roughen, ruffle, ruin, rumple, scare, shake, shake up, shift,
     ship, shock, spook, stagger, stir, stir up, swirl, tamper, tease,
     terrify, throw, throw into confusion, torment, transfer, trouble,
     try the patience, tweak the nose, unhinge, unsettle, upset, vex,
     whip, whip up, whisk, work up, worry

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