Trou·ble a. Troubled; dark; gloomy. [Obs.] “With full trouble cheer.”
1. The state of being troubled; disturbance; agitation; uneasiness; vexation; calamity.
Lest the fiend . . . some new trouble raise. --Milton.
Foul whisperings are abroad; unnatural deeds
Do breed unnatural troubles. --Shak.
2. That which gives disturbance, annoyance, or vexation; that which afflicts.
3. Mining A fault or interruption in a stratum.
To get into trouble, to get into difficulty or danger. [Colloq.]
To take the trouble, to be at the pains; to exert one's self; to give one's self inconvenience.
She never took the trouble to close them. --Bryant.
Syn: -- Affliction; disturbance; perplexity; annoyance; molestation; vexation; inconvenience; calamity; misfortune; adversity; embarrassment; anxiety; sorrow; misery.
Trou·ble v. t. [imp. & p. p. Troubled p. pr. & vb. n. Troubling.]
1. To put into confused motion; to disturb; to agitate.
An angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water. --John v. 4.
God looking forth will trouble all his host. --Milton.
2. To disturb; to perplex; to afflict; to distress; to grieve; to fret; to annoy; to vex.
Now is my soul troubled. --John xii. 27.
Take the boy to you; he so troubles me
'T is past enduring. --Shak.
Never trouble yourself about those faults which age will cure. --Locke.
3. To give occasion for labor to; -- used in polite phraseology; as, I will not trouble you to deliver the letter.
Syn: -- To disturb; perplex; afflict; distress; grieve; harass; annoy; tease; vex; molest.
n 1: a source of difficulty; "one trouble after another delayed
the job"; "what's the problem?" [syn: problem]
2: an angry disturbance; "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they
had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother" [syn: fuss, bother,
3: an event causing distress or pain; "what is the trouble?";
4: 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"
5: 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" [syn: worry]
6: an unwanted pregnancy; "he got several girls in trouble"
v 1: move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"
[syn: disturb, upset]
2: to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble
you, but..." [syn: put out, inconvenience, disoblige,
discommode, incommode, bother]
3: 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" [syn: perturb, unhinge, disquiet,
cark, distract, disorder]
4: take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did
not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don't
bother, please" [syn: trouble oneself, bother, inconvenience
5: cause bodily suffering to [syn: afflict, ail, pain]