Translation of disturb in Spanish:

disturb

Pronunciation /dəˈstərb//dɪˈstəːb/

transitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(interrupt)

      the noise disturbed my concentration el ruido me hizo perder la concentración
      • the calm was disturbed by the arrival of the tourists la llegada de los turistas vino a perturbar la calma
      • my sleep was disturbed by the dog barking los ladridos del perro me despertaron
      • he was arrested for disturbing the peace lo detuvieron por alterar el orden público
      • he whispered so as not to disturb the sleeping child habló en voz baja para no despertar al niño
      • do not disturb se ruega no molestar
      • But his privacy was disturbed by the arrival of Hightail looking impressively fat.
      • They simply play when no one will interrupt or disturb them.
      • Julius elbowed Felix, knowing the interruption would disturb Mordechi.
      • I didn't want my privacy disturbed, but he's already here.
      • We are conscious, dealing with victims, that no offence except the most serious assaults so trouble and disturb people as an invasion of their homes.
      • If you did not disturb them, they would not bother you.
      • They claim the children are disturbing their privacy by glaring into their homes and using the road as a cycle track.
      • You'd think he was Batman, upset that I disturbed him in the Cave.
      • As though sensing that he would not further disturb her privacy, Nicholas turned and bestowed a tender smile upon her.
      • Nobody disturbed them or caused them any hassle.
      • But one day he disturbed her privacy and barged into her room, presumably to force more work on her, while she had it out.
      • And no one will be able to disturb the privacy of the bathroom, as the bottom of the window is a little higher than the tub.

    • 1.2(inconvenience)

      molestar
      I'm sorry to disturb you, but ... perdone que lo moleste, pero ...

    • 1.3(burst in upon)

      (thief) sorprender

  • 2

    (disarrange)
    she found that her papers had been disturbed notó que alguien había tocado sus papeles
    • nothing had been disturbed todo estaba en su lugar / sitio
    • They came upon a patch of earth that indeed looked like it had been slept on, or disturbed in some way.
    • The youths regularly interrupt church meetings and have even disturbed a wedding service.
    • ‘Clearly, the whistling and clacking disturbs the workplace and disrupts communications,’ the judge ruled.
    • The method destroys or disturbs delicate, slow-growing seabed communities.
    • These activities not only disturb bees but also interfere with normal pollen production, germination, and fertilization.
    • Mounds and surface burrows interfere with mowing and mole activities may disturb root systems and kill grass.
    • If the police catch you disturbing the crime scene, you'll be in big trouble.
    • If this arrangement is disturbed, the body sickens; if it is sufficiently upset, the body dies.
    • Intracellular accumulation of such large amount of Cr may disturb the normal functioning of the bacterial cell.
    • We got in trouble twice for disturbing the band practice because we were laughing, just to give you an idea.
    • Residents are being warned that it is illegal to disturb or destroy their habitats.
    • The balance is deeply disturbed at this point in human history.
    • Both are sweetly humane, and both derive their power from the telling of common lives disturbed and destroyed by World War II.
    • Schizophrenia is a disabling mental illness where disordered thinking disturbs an individual's ability to function normally in society.
    • The whole rationale of symbolic gestures requires that they disrupt and disturb the secular order.
    • We will not allow silly disruptions to disturb our events or disgrace our veterans.
    • It disturbed the agenda, and patients seemed to be distracted from the subject that made them seek health care in the first place.
    • Sometimes this clock is disturbed and disrupts this 24-hour cycle.
    • A small interference with nature can disturb the entire balance.
    • This caused quite a commotion as he didn't take kindly to my interruption and asked who was I to question him and disturb his presentation.
  • 3

    (trouble)
    perturbar
    inquietar
    llenar de inquietud
    • "We are deeply disturbed to learn from our government that this British company was working with Iran.
    • The state of the world concerns and disturbs many artists.
    • The hull cooled with loud popping and creaking sounds that were more than slightly disturbing to hear.
    • One of the more disturbing aspects is the condition in which the bodies were discovered.
    • On one occasion she asked if a neighbour would buy her some drugs, which upset and disturbed the neighbour and her young son.
    • Springfield Hospital also objected, fearing mental health patients could be disturbed by the activity.
    • The more disturbing aspect of this story is the amount of angsty torture they're putting their fictional selves through.
    • My parents were disturbed by me, worried about me finding a career.
    • As a preliminary matter, I'm somewhat disturbed by the fact that this report is classified.
    • Naturally, as is the way of these things, disturbing reports started to surface.
    • There was a new found concentration and direction in his voice which she understood but which also frightened and disturbed her.
    • The gossips were let loose on me which really disturbed my peace of mind.
    • That was an anxious time, and the children were quite disturbed by it.
    • Suicide must be one of the saddest, most deeply disturbing ways of dying.
    • By sundown some of us began to be disturbed about the lack of privacy.
    • Some of the causal violence depicted early on is actually quite disturbing to watch.
    • But one of the most disturbing scenes was left silent.
    • I actually found that description quite disturbing on many levels.
    • May was a bit disturbed to find that her dad was standing there taking pictures of the weird statue.
    • Nothing had changed, which was comforting and a bit disturbing at the same time.