WOTW: disturb

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - disturb

 

今週の #WOTW は ”disturb” です. “Disturb” is a verb that has three related meanings. Let’s find out what they are.

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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.

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- 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.

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The second meaning of “disturb” is similar. It means interrupt the sleep, relaxation or privacy of someone.

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- 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!

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The third meaning of “disturb” is to make someone anxious or worried.

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- 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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発音は/dɪˈstəːb/ です。

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この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。

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