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Meaning of TROUBLE

Pronunciation:  'trubul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [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"
  2. [n]  a source of difficulty; "one trouble after another delayed the job"; "what's the problem?"
  3. [n]  an event causing distress or pain; "what is the trouble?"; "heart trouble"
  4. [n]  an angry disturbance; "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother"
  5. [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"
  6. [n]  an unwanted pregnancy; "he got several girls in trouble"
  7. [v]  cause bodily suffering to
  8. [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"
  9. [v]  move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"
  10. [v]  take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don't bother, please"
  11. [v]  to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but..."
 

TROUBLE is a 7 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: afflict, ail, bother, bother, cark, difficulty, discommode, disoblige, disorder, disquiet, distract, fuss, hassle, incommode, inconvenience, inconvenience oneself, pain, perturb, problem, put out, trouble oneself, unhinge, worry
 
 See Also: affect, affect, affliction, agitate, anxiety, bad luck, bear on, bear upon, blaze, break out, can of worms, charge, charge up, commove, deep water, difficulty, disagree with, distress, disturb, disturbance, effort, elbow grease, embarrassment, erupt, excite, exertion, gestation, growing pains, happening, hell, hurt, impact, impress, interference, jolt, matter, misfortune, move, natural event, noise, occurrence, onslaught, outrage, perturbation, pregnancy, reach, recrudesce, rouse, scandal, strain, strike, strive, sweat, touch, touch on, travail, trouble, turn on, upset, vex, worry

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
                                                   27.
    
             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.
    
    
  2. \Trou"ble\, a.
    Troubled; dark; gloomy. [Obs.] ``With full trouble cheer.''
    --Chaucer.
    
    
  3. \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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