[truhb-uh l] /ˈtrʌb əl/
verb (used with object), troubled, troubling.
to disturb the mental calm and contentment of; worry; distress; agitate.
to put to inconvenience, exertion, pains, or the like:
May I trouble you to shut the door?
to cause bodily pain, discomfort, or disorder to; afflict:
to be troubled by arthritis.
to annoy, vex, or bother:
Don’t trouble her with petty complaints now.
to disturb, agitate, or stir up so as to make turbid, as water or wine:
A heavy gale troubled the ocean waters.
verb (used without object), troubled, troubling.
to put oneself to inconvenience, extra effort, or the like.
to be distressed or agitated mentally; worry:
She always troubled over her son’s solitariness.
difficulty, annoyance, or harassment:
It would be no trouble at all to advise you.
unfortunate or distressing position, circumstance, or occurrence; misfortune:
Financial trouble may threaten security.
civil disorder, disturbance, or conflict:
political trouble in the new republic; labor troubles.
a physical disorder, disease, ailment, etc.; ill health:
heart trouble; stomach trouble.
mental or emotional disturbance or distress; worry:
Trouble and woe were her lot in life.
an instance of this:
some secret trouble weighing on his mind; a mother who shares all her children’s troubles.
effort, exertion, or pains in doing something; inconvenience endured in accomplishing some action, deed, etc.:
The results were worth the trouble it took.
an objectionable feature; problem; drawback:
The trouble with your proposal is that it would be too costly to implement.
something or someone that is a cause or source of disturbance, distress, annoyance, etc.
a personal habit or trait that is a disadvantage or a cause of mental distress:
His greatest trouble is oversensitivity.
in trouble, Informal. pregnant out of wedlock (used as a euphemism).
a state or condition of mental distress or anxiety
a state or condition of disorder or unrest: industrial trouble
a condition of disease, pain, or malfunctioning: she has liver trouble
a cause of distress, disturbance, or pain; problem: what is the trouble?
effort or exertion taken to do something: he took a lot of trouble over this design
liability to suffer punishment or misfortune (esp in the phrase be in trouble): he’s in trouble with the police
a personal quality that is regarded as a weakness, handicap, or cause of annoyance: his trouble is that he’s too soft
the condition of an unmarried girl who becomes pregnant (esp in the phrase in trouble)
(transitive) to cause trouble to; upset, pain, or worry
(intransitive) usually with a negative and foll by about. to put oneself to inconvenience; be concerned: don’t trouble about me
(intransitive; usually with a negative) to take pains; exert oneself: please don’t trouble to write everything down
(transitive) to cause inconvenience or discomfort to: does this noise trouble you?
(transitive; usually passive) to agitate or make rough: the seas were troubled
(transitive) (Caribbean) to interfere with: he wouldn’t like anyone to trouble his new bicycle
1580s, from over- + trouble (v.). Related: Over-troubled; over-troubling.
early 13c., from Old French trubler (11c.), metathesis of turbler, from Vulgar Latin *turbulare, from Late Latin turbidare “to trouble, make turbid,” from Latin turbidus (see turbid). Related: Troubled; troubling.
c.1200, “agitation of the mind, emotional turmoil,” from Old French truble, related to trubler (see trouble (v.)). From early 15c. as “a concern, a cause for worry.” The Troubles in reference to times of violence and unrest in Ireland is attested from 1880, in reference to the rebellion of 1640s.
Toproduce anddisplay for admiration: Oh Lord, he’s trotting out his war record again (1845+)
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