disturb

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/dɪˈst3ːrb/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dɪˈstɝb/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(di stûrb)

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disturb - disturbed
‘disturb’
If you disturb someone, you interrupt what they are doing and cause them inconvenience.
If she's asleep, don't disturb her.
Sorry to disturb you, but can I use your telephone?
‘disturbed’
The adjective disturbed has a different meaning. A disturbed person is very upset emotionally and often needs special care or treatment. When disturbed has this meaning, it comes in front of a noun.
They help emotionally disturbed youngsters.
If someone is disturbed, they are very worried. When disturbed has this meaning, it comes after a linking verb.
He was disturbed by the news of the attack.
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