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Definitions of trouble

  1. cause bodily suffering to
  2. to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; " Sorry to trouble you, but..."
  3. take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; " He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; " Don't bother, please"
  4. disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed; " She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"
  5. an effort that is inconvenient; " I went to a lot of trouble"; " he won without any trouble"; " had difficulty walking"; " finished the test only with great difficulty"
  6. move deeply; " This book upset me"; " A troubling thought"
  7. a source of difficulty; " one trouble after another delayed the job"; " what's the problem?"
  8. an event causing distress or pain; " what is the trouble?"; " heart trouble"
  9. a strong feeling of anxiety; " his worry over the prospect of being fired"; " it is not work but worry that kills"; " he wanted to die and end his troubles"
  10. an unwanted pregnancy; " he got several girls in trouble"
  11. To put into confused motion; to disturb; to agitate.
  12. To disturb; to perplex; to afflict; to distress; to grieve; to fret; to annoy; to vex.
  13. Troubled; dark; gloomy.
  14. The state of being troubled; disturbance; agitation; uneasiness; vexation; calamity.
  15. That which gives disturbance, annoyance, or vexation; that which afflicts.
  16. A fault or interruption in a stratum.
  17. To give occasion for labor to; - used in polite phraseology; as, I will not trouble you to deliver the letter.
  18. Mental excitement, distress, or worry; that which causes such distress; inconvenience; exertion; pains; as, to take a great deal of trouble; annoyance or uneasiness; illness; as, stomach trouble.
  19. To take pains.
  20. To put into a confused state: to agitate: to disturb: to annoy: to busy or engage overmuch.
  21. Disturbance: affliction: uneasiness: that which disturbs or afflicts. n.
  22. Disturbance; uneasiness; affliction.
  23. To agitate; annoy; grieve.
  24. To give trouble to; vex.
  25. To stir up, as water.
  26. To inconvenience; incommode.
  27. To spoil; mar.
  28. To take pains; worry.
  29. The state of being troubled; grief; disturbance.
  30. Something that occasions difficulty, perplexity, or distress.
  31. Disturbance of mind; commotion of spirits; perplexity; affliction; misfortune; annoyance; vexation.
  32. To agitate; to disturb; to put into confused motion; to perplex; to afflict; to busy; to vex; to give occasion for labour; to sue for a debt.
  33. Disturbance of mind; that which causes agitation or disturbance of mind; distress; anxiety; uneasiness; among miners, any shifting of the strata of a coal- field by which the regular and continuous working of its minerals is interrupted.
  34. To disturb; to put into confused motion; to grieve; to make uneasy; to molest; to engage overmuch; to give occasion of labour to.

Usage examples for trouble

  1. Yet why should there be any trouble? – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  2. She don't trouble me at all. – Six Plays by Florence Henrietta Darwin
  3. They came in the night, but didn't make any more trouble then than they have every day since. – At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern by Myrtle Reed
  4. " I won't trouble him," she said. – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  5. Don't take so much trouble, father. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  6. But remember- you'll get into trouble if you stay. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  7. I shall be a trouble." – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  8. The Moonship was in trouble. – Space Tug by Murray Leinster
  9. Don't you trouble about he. – The Ship of Stars by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  10. It might have got me in trouble. – In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson
  11. " When all this trouble is over," he said at last, " you shall go back to the little house in Trastevere, and it will be just as it was before." – Whosoever Shall Offend by F. Marion Crawford
  12. I will trouble myself no more about the matter. – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  13. He had trouble all the time. – Shan Folk Lore Stories from the Hill and Water Country by William C. Griggs
  14. " If you know it, there is no need for me to trouble you with it. – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  15. Oh, yes, I like him; the trouble is, he doesn't like me, for which he is not to blame, to be sure. – Ester Ried by Pansy (aka. Isabella M. Alden)
  16. You will trouble me very much." – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  17. Had anything happened to trouble her? – Peggy by Laura E. Richards
  18. I wouldn't trouble with that if I were you. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  19. Then why do you trouble about me? – The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli
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