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


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

      adj 1: characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or
             danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a
             troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled
             teenagers" [ant: untroubled]
      2: characterized by unrest or disorder or insubordination;
         "effects of the struggle will be violent and disruptive";
         "riotous times"; "these troubled areas"; "the tumultuous
         years of his administration"; "a turbulent and unruly
         childhood" [syn: disruptive, riotous, tumultuous, turbulent]