Definitions of trouble

  1. cause bodily suffering to
  2. to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; " Sorry to trouble you, but..."
  3. an angry disturbance; " he didn't want to make a fuss"; " they had labor trouble"; " a spot of bother"
  4. take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; " He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; " Don't bother, please"
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  7. move deeply; " This book upset me"; " A troubling thought"
  8. a source of difficulty; " one trouble after another delayed the job"; " what's the problem?"
  9. an event causing distress or pain; " what is the trouble?"; " heart trouble"
  10. 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"
  11. an unwanted pregnancy; " he got several girls in trouble"
  12. To put into confused motion; to disturb; to agitate.
  13. To disturb; to perplex; to afflict; to distress; to grieve; to fret; to annoy; to vex.
  14. Troubled; dark; gloomy.
  15. The state of being troubled; disturbance; agitation; uneasiness; vexation; calamity.
  16. That which gives disturbance, annoyance, or vexation; that which afflicts.
  17. A fault or interruption in a stratum.
  18. To give occasion for labor to; - used in polite phraseology; as, I will not trouble you to deliver the letter.
  19. 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.
  20. To excite, distress, or worry; to cause inconvenience to.
  21. To take pains.
  22. To put into a confused state: to agitate: to disturb: to annoy: to busy or engage overmuch.
  23. Disturbance: affliction: uneasiness: that which disturbs or afflicts. n.
  24. Disturbance; uneasiness; affliction.
  25. To agitate; annoy; grieve.
  26. To give trouble to; vex.
  27. To stir up, as water.
  28. To inconvenience; incommode.
  29. To spoil; mar.
  30. To take pains; worry.
  31. The state of being troubled; grief; disturbance.
  32. Something that occasions difficulty, perplexity, or distress.
  33. Exertion; labor; pains.
  34. Disturbance of mind; commotion of spirits; perplexity; affliction; misfortune; annoyance; vexation.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. To disturb; to put into confused motion; to grieve; to make uneasy; to molest; to engage overmuch; to give occasion of labour to.

Quotes of trouble

  1. If it's something that reaches out and grabs me, I want to do it. I have a lot of trouble doing things that don't grab me. So, I'm not a very good actor in that way. I can't fake it. – Clancy Brown
  2. The trouble with being educated is that it takes a long time; it uses up the better part of your life and when you are finished what you know is that you would have benefited more by going into banking. – Philip K. Dick
  3. From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny is in trouble and reminders that its structure is as brittle as its surface is hard. – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  4. There is a computer disease that anybody who works with computers knows about. It's a very serious disease and it interferes completely with the work. The trouble with computers is that you 'play' with them! – Richard P. Feynman
  5. In this business, by the time you realize you're in trouble it's too late to save yourself. Unless you're running scared all the time, you're gone. – Bill Gates
  6. It all goes back, of course, to Adam and Eve- a story which shows among other things, that if you make a woman out of a man, you are bound to get into trouble – Carol Gilligan
  7. There was a second problem that was still not a technical problem... the project became classified. I couldn't work on it after having gone to all that trouble I was considered a security risk, so I could not get a clearance. – Gordon Gould
  8. Animals when in company walk in a proper and sensible manner, in single file, instead of sprawling all across the road and being of no use or support to each other in case of sudden trouble or danger. – Kenneth Grahame
  9. Nothing has caused the human race so much trouble as intelligence. – John Michael Hayes
  10. If it be not a sin, an open, flagrant violation of all the rules of justice and humanity, to hold these slaves in bondage, it is indeed folly to put ourselves to any trouble and expense in order to free them. – Samuel Hopkins
  11. The way Americans understand and treat other peoples almost guarantees that the world will suffer more trouble – Nguyen Cao Ky
  12. And how is clarity to be achieved? Mainly by taking trouble and by writing to serve people rather than to impress them. – F. L. Lucas
  13. You don't help people in your poems. I've been trying to help people all my life- that's my trouble – Charles Olson
  14. The real man smiles in trouble gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection. – Thomas Paine
  15. The trouble with Nixon is that he's a serious politics junkie. He's totally hooked and like any other junkie, he's a bummer to have around, especially as President. – Hunter S. Thompson

Usage examples for trouble

  1. Don't you trouble about he. – The Ship of Stars by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. 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
  3. You will trouble me very much." – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  4. But remember- you'll get into trouble if you stay. – Captivating Mary Carstairs by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  5. Yet why should there be any trouble – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  6. I wouldn't trouble with that if I were you. – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  7. Don't take so much trouble father. – The Nether World by George Gissing
  8. Is it a trouble – A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories by William D. Howells
  9. Had anything happened to trouble her? – Peggy by Laura E. Richards
  10. Then why do you trouble about me? – The Life Everlasting: A Reality of Romance by Marie Corelli
  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. 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
  13. He had trouble all the time. – Shan Folk Lore Stories from the Hill and Water Country by William C. Griggs
  14. 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)
  15. The Moonship was in trouble – Space Tug by Murray Leinster
  16. " I won't trouble him," she said. – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  17. It might have got me in trouble – In the Bishop's Carriage by Miriam Michelson
  18. " If you know it, there is no need for me to trouble you with it. – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  19. I will trouble myself no more about the matter. – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  20. She don't trouble me at all. – Six Plays by Florence Henrietta Darwin

Rhymes for trouble