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trouble


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trouble  \Trou"ble\,  a. 
  Troubled;  dark;  gloomy.  [Obs.]  ``With  full  trouble  cheer.'' 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trouble  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Trouble  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  trouble 
  n  1:  a  source  of  difficulty:  "one  trouble  after  another  delayed 
  the  job";  "what's  the  problem?"  [syn:  {problem}] 
  2:  a  state  of  adversity  (danger  or  affliction  or  need);  "in 
  trouble  with  the  police";  "he  wanted  to  cure  the  ills  of 
  all  mankind";  "she  was  the  classic  maiden  in  distress" 
  [syn:  {ill},  {distress}] 
  3:  an  angry  disturbance;  "he  didn't  want  to  make  a  fuss";  "they 
  had  labor  trouble";  "a  spot  of  bother"  [syn:  {fuss},  {bother}, 
  {hassle}] 
  4:  an  event  causing  distress  or  pain;  "what  is  the  trouble?"; 
  "heart  trouble" 
  5:  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" 
  [syn:  {difficulty}] 
  6:  a  strong  feeling  of  anxiety;  "his  distress  as  the  prospect 
  of  being  fired";  "it  is  not  work  but  worry  that  kills"; 
  "he  wanted  to  die  and  end  his  troubles"  [syn:  {distress}, 
  {worry}] 
  7:  an  unwanted  pregnancy;  "he  got  several  girls  in  trouble" 
  v  1:  move  deeply;  "This  book  upset  me";  "A  troubling  thought" 
  [syn:  {disturb},  {upset}] 
  2:  to  cause  inconvenience  or  discomfort  to:  "Sorry  to  trouble 
  you  but..."  [syn:  {put  out},  {inconvenience},  {disoblige}, 
  {discommode},  {incommode},  {bother}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {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";  "Don't 
  bother,  please"  [syn:  {trouble  oneself},  {bother},  {inconvenience 
  oneself}] 
  5:  cause  bodily  suffering  to  [syn:  {afflict},  {ail},  {pain}] 




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