disrupt

Part of speech: verb

To burst asunder.

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Usage examples "disrupt":

  1. Likewise it must have been known, if the slightest thought had been given to it, that an earthquake might disrupt the water system of the city and make it impossible to quench a fire that might be started by an earthquake. - "Our National Defense: The Patriotism of Peace", George Hebard Maxwell.
  2. Behind the elephants the infantry still marched unaware, until the confusion in the elephant ranks began to disrupt their front lines. - "The Moghul", Thomas Hoover.
  3. To make this water available to cattle would disrupt the homestead. - "The Ridin' Kid from Powder River", Henry Herbert Knibbs.