disarrange

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v disarrange disturb the arrangement of "disarrange the papers"
    • v disarrange destroy the arrangement or order of "My son disarranged the papers on my desk"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Disarrange To unsettle or disturb the order or due arrangement of; to throw out of order.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disarrange To put out of order; unsettle or disturb the order or arrangement of; derange.
    • disarrange Synonyms To disorder, derange, confuse.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Disarrange dis-ar-rānj′ to undo the arrangement of: to disorder: to derange
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. dis-, + arrange,: cf. F. désarranger,

Usage

In literature:

He disarranged his bed that his sleepless night might not excite comment.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Shouldn't we have found the place disarranged and missed the things which he had taken?
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 30, June 1893" by Various
Something about the engine had become disarranged which it would take some time to put right.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, November, 1878" by Various
She was panting, and her dress was disarranged.
"Peggy" by Laura E. Richards
He only looked more eagerly at the child, and wiped his brow with his sleeve, disarranging his periwig in doing so.
"Duffels" by Edward Eggleston
Of course this new apparition quite disarranged the plans of the hunters.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
I can see the whole operation; one man held the lantern while the other disarranged the room.
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
It was exposed to view by the disarrangement of the cloak caused by the rough handling.
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
It so disarranged his balance that he tumbled on the floor, the rifle falling from his grasp.
"The Launch Boys' Adventures in Northern Waters" by Edward S. Ellis
Or rather, like a ghost it haunts a word, rattling a warning lest we disarrange a syllable.
"Chimney-Pot Papers" by Charles S. Brooks
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In poetry:

Conspirators: versts, reaches...
Not dismayed, but displanted.
Across the slums of the earth's latitudes
They disarranged us like orphans.
""Dis-stance: versts, miles"" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
Were ours the wish, as vain as strange,
Thy will to change,
Or Thy least purpose disarrange, —
That were not prayer,
But only a rebellious heart laid bare,
Insanely choosing curses for its share.
"Praying Always" by Lucy Larcom

In science:

N (fn ), with a disarrangement of that k colors.
On Coloring of graph fractional powers
The elastic field of dislocations disarranges the original lattice symmetry by selecting regions being most favorable for martensitic nucleation.
Physical nature of fcc-bcc martensitic transformation in iron based alloys
Although the circulative flow is slightly disarranged by the sound wave by the Cherenkov resonance for a moment, then it recovers the previous state((f )-(g)) mostly.
Reconnection and acoustic emission of quantized vortices in superfluid by the numerical analysis of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation
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