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[n] 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"
[n] a source of difficulty; "one trouble after another delayed the job"; "what's the problem?"
[n] an event causing distress or pain; "what is the trouble?"; "heart trouble"
[n] an angry disturbance; "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother"
[n] 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"
[n] an unwanted pregnancy; "he got several girls in trouble"
[v] cause bodily suffering to
[v] 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"
[v] move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"
[v] take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don't bother, please"
[v] to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but..."

Misc. Definitions

\Trou"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Troubled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Troubling}.] [F. troubler, OF. trobler, trubler, tourbler,fr. (assumed) LL. turbulare, L. turbare to disorderly group, a little crowd; both from turba a disorder, tumult, crowd; akin to Gr. ?, and perhaps to E. thorp; cf. Skr. tvar, tur,o hasten. Cf. {Turbid}.]
1. To put into confused motion; to disturb; to agitate. An angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water. --John v.
4. God looking forth will trouble all his host. --Milton.
2. To disturb; to perplex; to afflict; to distress; to grieve; to fret; to annoy; to vex. Now is my soul troubled. --John xii. 2
7. Take the boy to you; he so troubles me 'T is past enduring. --Shak. Never trouble yourself about those faults which age will cure. --Locke.
3. To give occasion for labor to; -- used in polite phraseology; as, I will not trouble you to deliver the letter. Syn: To disturb; perplex; afflict; distress; grieve; harass; annoy; tease; vex; molest.
\Trou"ble\, a. Troubled; dark; gloomy. [Obs.] ``With full trouble cheer.'' --Chaucer.
\Trou"ble\, n. [F. trouble, OF. troble, truble. See {Trouble}, v. t.]
1. The state of being troubled; disturbance; agitation; uneasiness; vexation; calamity. Lest the fiend . . . some new trouble raise. --Milton. Foul whisperings are abroad; unnatural deeds Do breed unnatural troubles. --Shak.
2. That which gives disturbance, annoyance, or vexation; that which afflicts.
3. (Mining) A fault or interruption in a stratum. {To get into trouble}, to get into difficulty or danger. [Colloq.] {To take the trouble}, to be at the pains; to exert one's self; to give one's self inconvenience. She never took the trouble to close them. --Bryant. Syn: Affliction; disturbance; perplexity; annoyance; molestation; vexation; inconvenience; calamity; misfortune; adversity; embarrassment; anxiety; sorrow; misery.

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