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Definition of trouble:

  1. A fault or interruption in a stratum.
  2. That which gives disturbance, annoyance, or vexation; that which afflicts.
  3. The state of being troubled; disturbance; agitation; uneasiness; vexation; calamity.
  4. To disturb; to perplex; to afflict; to distress; to grieve; to fret; to annoy; to vex.
  5. To give occasion for labor to; - used in polite phraseology; as, I will not trouble you to deliver the letter.
  6. To put into confused motion; to disturb; to agitate.
  7. Troubled; dark; gloomy.


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Usage examples:

  • " You don't know what trouble is.

    - "The Master of the Ceremonies", George Manville Fenn.
  • Then she told him her trouble.

    - "The Faery Tales of Weir", Anna McClure Sholl.
  • Well, what's the trouble now?

    - "Torchy, Private Sec.", Sewell Ford.