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Dictionary definition for: Trouble

1. (n) a source of difficulty; "one trouble after another delayed the job" "what''s the problem?"

2. (v) move deeply; "This book upset me" "A troubling thought"

3. (v) to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but..."

4. (n) an angry disturbance; "he didn''t want to make a fuss" "they had labor trouble" "a spot of bother"

5. (n) an event causing distress or pain; "what is the trouble?" "heart trouble"

6. (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"

7. (v) take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday" "Don''t bother, please"

8. (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"

9. (v) cause bodily suffering to

10. (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"

11. (n) an unwanted pregnancy; "he got several girls in trouble"

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