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A distressing or dangerous situation
“I knew I was in trouble when the rain began to fall and I did not have an umbrella with me.”
The state of being difficult or bothersome
“I had trouble finding somewhere to park at the mall.”
Effort or exertion made to do something, especially when inconvenient
“Finn had gone to the trouble of deciding to sacrifice himself before Rose ruined his plan in the name of love.”
A source of bother or irritation
“It's no trouble at all. I'm happy to help out whenever I can.”
A particular aspect of something regarded as unsatisfactory or as a source of difficulty
“The trouble with perfection is that it is so easily marred.”
A state of unrest or disorder, usually between opposing factions
“Tensions were rising and everyone could sense that there was trouble brewing.”
A cause of distress, disturbance, or pain
“She has recently been experiencing trouble with her finances, or lack thereof.”
A failure or breakdown in functioning
“Engine trouble would send the plane into a momentary nosedive. Thankfully, there were no casualties.”
A particular matter of concern
“We looked under the hood of our broken down car to see what the trouble was.”
An abnormal state that disrupts normal physiological functions
“I had to undergo surgery to rectify some trouble I was experiencing with my kidneys.”
To cause distress or anxiety to
“The upcoming exam and a fear of failure would trouble Sally a great deal.”
To cause discomfort to or trouble for
“I hate to trouble you, but could I borrow your lawnmower for a couple of hours?”
To make the effort required to do something
“Which of us would trouble to water the city streets with the sweat of our honest brows?”
To be afflicted or incapacitated by
“He looked paler and sweatier than usual, and one leg seemed to trouble him a bit.”
Having, posing or being a source of a problem (or problems)
“The city has been a regular trouble spot ever since violence erupted there several weeks ago.”
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