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Noun: trouble  trú-bul
  1. A source of difficulty
    "one trouble after another delayed the job";
    - problem, prob [informal], ill
  2. An angry disturbance
    "they had labour trouble";
    - fuss, bother, hassle [informal], stink [informal], shindy [informal]
  3. An event causing distress or pain
    "what is the trouble?"; "heart trouble"
  4. An effort that is inconvenient
    "I went to a lot of trouble"; "he won without any trouble";
    - difficulty
  5. A strong feeling of anxiety
    "he wanted to die and end his troubles";
    - worry
  6. An unwanted pregnancy
    "he got several girls in trouble"
Verb: trouble  trú-bul
  1. Cause profound worry; make to feel uncomfortable or anxious
    "A troubling thought";
    - disturb, upset
  2. To cause inconvenience or discomfort to
    "Sorry to trouble you, but...";
    - put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, bother
  3. Disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    "She was rather troubled by the news that her father was seriously ill";
    - perturb, unhinge, disquiet, cark, distract, disorder
  4. Take the trouble to do something; concern oneself
    "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday";
    - trouble oneself, bother, inconvenience oneself
  5. Cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed
    - ail, pain

Derived forms: troubled, troubles, troubling

See also: carry-on [Brit, informal], commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha [informal], hoo-hah [informal], hurly burly, kerfuffle [Brit, informal], song and dance [Brit, informal], to-do [informal]

Type of: affect, anxiety, bear on, bear upon, difficultness, difficulty, disturbance, effort, elbow grease, exertion, fix [informal], gestation, happening, hole [informal], hurt, impact, impress, jam [informal], kettle of fish [informal], maternity, mess [informal], move, muddle [informal], natural event, occurrence, occurrent, perturbation, pickle [informal], pregnancy, reach, strain, strike, strive, sweat [informal], touch, touch on, travail [literary]

Encyclopedia: Trouble