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Perturb   Listen
Perturb  v. t.  
To disturb; to agitate; to vex; to trouble; to disquiet. "Ye that... perturb so my feast with crying."
To disorder; to confuse. (R.)

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"Perturb" Quotes from Famous Books

... to perturb Howard exceedingly. By his gestures it seemed to Graham that he hesitated between two directions. Abruptly he went towards the corner where the apparatus stood about the little crystal ball. As he did so the undertone of tumultuous shouting from the archway that had continued during ...
— The Sleeper Awakes - A Revised Edition of When the Sleeper Wakes • H.G. Wells

... it had been as successful as it was clever and audacious. All had then depended upon the treatment, the nurses, the steward. And the man had died. Nothing much, a bit of carelessness, yet enough to bring the professional wrath of Doctor Bicknell about his ears and to perturb the working of the staff and nurses ...
— When God Laughs and Other Stories • Jack London

Words linked to "Perturb" :   disorder, throw out of kilter, derange, disturb, vex, worry, trouble, unhinge, perturbation, disarray, upset, disquiet, distract

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