| - Tim Lake |
今週の #WOTW は ”disturb” です. “Disturb” is a verb that has three related meanings. Let’s find out what they are.
The first meaning of the verb “disturb” is to interfere with, upset, or change in a bad way, the usual arrangement or function of something.
- Such activities disturb the bees and affect the normal life-cycles of the plants.
- If the police find you disturbing the crime scene, you will be arrested.
- The local youths interrupted a church service and disturbed a wedding.
- I couldn’t concentrate on studying because I was being disturbed by my sister watching TV in the next room.
The second meaning of “disturb” is similar. It means interrupt the sleep, relaxation or privacy of someone.
- If you don’t disturb the bees, they won’t bother you.
- I’m exhausted and don’t want to be disturbed for the rest of the day.
- They claim the children are using the road as a cycle track and disturbing their privacy.
- My sleep is always disturbed by your snoring!
The third meaning of “disturb” is to make someone anxious or worried.
- I was disturbed by what I saw on the news.
- It was a very stressful time and the children were quite disturbed by it.
- She found one of the scenes in the film very disturbing and had difficulty sleeping.
- The climate crisis concerns and disturbs many people around the world.
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