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  2  definitions  found 
  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. 
  2.  To  disturb;  to  perplex;  to  afflict;  to  distress;  to 
  grieve;  to  fret;  to  annoy;  to  vex. 
  Now  is  my  soul  troubled.  --John  xii. 
  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 
  Syn:  To  disturb;  perplex;  afflict;  distress;  grieve;  harass; 
  annoy;  tease;  vex;  molest. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  characterized  by  or  indicative  of  distress  or  affliction  or 
  danger  or  need  "troubled  areas";  "fell  into  a 
  troubled  sleep";  "a  troubled  expression";  "troubled 
  teenagers"  [ant:  {untroubled}] 
  2:  characterized  by  unrest  or  disorder  or  insubordination; 
  "effects  of  the  struggle  will  be  violent  and  disruptive"; 
  "riotous  times";  "these  troubled  areas";  "the  tumultuous 
  years  of  his  administration";  "a  turbulent  and  unruly 
  childhood"  [syn:  {disruptive},  {riotous},  {tumultuous},  {turbulent}] 

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