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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 trou·ble /ˈtrʌbəl/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trou·ble a. Troubled; dark; gloomy. [Obs.] “With full trouble cheer.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Trou·ble, n.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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?";
         "heart 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"
         [syn: 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]