trouble

[c]/ˈtrʌbəl / (say 'trubuhl)

verb (troubled, troubling)
verb (t)
1. to disturb in mind; distress; worry.
2. to put to inconvenience, exertion, pains, or the like: may I trouble you to shut the door?
3. to cause bodily pain or inconvenience to, as a disease or ailment does.
4. to annoy, vex, or bother.
5. to disturb or agitate, or stir up so as to make turbid, as water, etc.
verb (i)
6. to put oneself to inconvenience.
7. to worry.
noun
8. molestation, harassment, annoyance, or difficulty: to make trouble for someone.
9. unfortunate position or circumstances; misfortunes.
10. disturbance; disorder; unrest: industrial trouble; political troubles.
11. Aboriginal English events which lead to conflict with white Australians, particularly the police, government officials, etc.
12. physical derangement or disorder: heart trouble.
13. disturbance of mind, distress, or worry.
14. inconvenience endured, or exertion or pains taken, in some cause or in order to accomplish something.
15. something that troubles; a cause or source of annoyance, difficulty, distress, or the like.
16. a personal habit, characteristic, etc., which is disadvantageous or a source of anxiety or distress.
phrase
17. in trouble,
a. suffering or liable to suffer punishment, affliction, etc.; in difficulties: *Ever since he was a kid he had been in trouble with the coppers – he was a born thief. –william dick, 1965.
b. Colloquial pregnant while unmarried.
18. make trouble, to cause ill feeling or difficulties.
19. make trouble for, to cause to suffer distress or difficulty.
{Middle English troublen, from Old French troubler, from Late Latin turbulāre; replacing Latin turbidāre, influenced by turbulentus turbulent}
troubler, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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