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

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

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. (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"

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

9. (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"

10. (v) cause bodily suffering to

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

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