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dis-turbo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a.,
I.to drive asunder, to separate by violence, to throw into disorder, disturb.
I. Lit.
A. In gen. (rarely): “vidistis contionem gladiis disturbari,Cic. Mil. 33 fin.: “sortes,id. Div. 1, 34 fin.: “freta (Auster),Sen. Hippol. 1012. —Far more freq. and class. (but not in the Aug. poets),
B. Pregn., to demolish, destroy (esp. freq. of buildings): “aedes,Lucr. 2, 1102; so, “domos,id. 6, 241: “domum meam,Cic. Phil. 5, 7, 19: “urbes,Lucr. 6, 587: “porticum Catuli,Cic. Att. 4, 3 et saep.: “ignis cuncta disturbat ac dissipat,id. N. D. 2, 15, 41: opera, * Caes. B. C. 1, 26, 1: “si qua in vineis fossor disturbavit,Col. 11, 2, 38.—
II. Trop., to frustrate, thwart, ruin: “at nunc disturba quas statuisti machinas,Plaut. Ps. 1, 5, 137: vitae societatem, Cic. Rosc. Am. 38, 111; cf. “concordiam,Sall. H. Fragm. 1, 19 ed. Gerl. (Orat. L. Philippi); so, “disturbare atque pervertere legem,Cic. Agr. 2, 37, 101: “judicium tollere ac disturbare,id. Sull. 5, 15; cf. ib. 25, 71: “rem,to hinder, prevent, id. Fam. 11, 21 fin.; cf. “nuptias,Ter. And. 1, 2, 11.
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