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trouble

noun

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1 an abnormal state that disrupts a plant's or animal's normal bodily functioning
  • hoping that the doctor will be able to accurately diagnose my trouble

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2 something that may cause injury or harm
  • that wild dog is trouble, so stay away

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3 something that requires thought and skill for resolution
  • the police officers first broke up the fight and then asked what the trouble was

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4 the active use of energy in producing a result
  • please, don't go to all that trouble just for me

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5 the state of not being protected from injury, harm, or evil
  • if you think your brother might be in trouble, then let's go check up on him

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trouble

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of trouble (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to experience concern or anxiety
  • don't trouble about me—I'll be fine

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2 to cause discomfort to or trouble for
  • I hate to trouble you, but would you mind moving for a minute so I can sweep under your chair?

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The first known use of trouble was in the 13th century

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“Trouble.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/trouble. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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