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trouble

  

      n  
1    a state or condition of mental distress or anxiety  
2    a state or condition of disorder or unrest  
industrial trouble     
3    a condition of disease, pain, or malfunctioning  
she has liver trouble     
4    a cause of distress, disturbance, or pain; problem  
what is the trouble?     
5    effort or exertion taken to do something  
he took a lot of trouble over this design     
6    liability to suffer punishment or misfortune (esp. in the phrase be in trouble)  
he's in trouble with the police     
7    a personal quality that is regarded as a weakness, handicap, or cause of annoyance  
his trouble is that he's too soft     
8    pl  
a    political unrest or public disturbances  
b    the Troubles   political violence in Ireland during the 1920s or in Northern Ireland since the late 1960s  
9    the condition of an unmarried girl who becomes pregnant (esp. in the phrase in trouble)  
      vb  
10    tr   to cause trouble to; upset, pain, or worry  
11    intr; usually with a negative and foll by: about   to put oneself to inconvenience; be concerned  
don't trouble about me     
12    intr; usually with a negative   to take pains; exert oneself  
please don't trouble to write everything down     
13    tr   to cause inconvenience or discomfort to  
does this noise trouble you?     
14    tr; usually passive   to agitate or make rough  
the seas were troubled     
15    tr     (Caribbean)   to interfere with  
he wouldn't like anyone to trouble his new bicycle     
     (C13: from Old French troubler, from Vulgar Latin turbulare (unattested), from Late Latin turbidare, from turbidus confused, from turba commotion)  
  troubled      adj  
  troubler      n  


finger trouble  
      n     (Computing)   trouble caused by operator error, such as striking the wrong key  
trouble spot  
      n   a place of recurring trouble, esp. of political unrest  
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trouble

  

      n  
1    agitation, annoyance, anxiety, bummer     (slang)   disquiet, distress, grief, hardship, hassle     (informal)   heartache, irritation, misfortune, pain, sorrow, suffering, torment, tribulation, vexation, woe, worry  
2    agitation, bother     (informal)   commotion, discontent, discord, disorder, dissatisfaction, disturbance, hassle     (informal)   Pandora's box, row, strife, tumult, unrest  
3    ailment, complaint, defect, disability, disease, disorder, failure, illness, malfunction, upset  
4    bother, concern, danger, deep water     (informal)   difficulty, dilemma, dire straits, hassle     (informal)   hot water     (informal)   mess, nuisance, pest, pickle     (informal)   predicament, problem, scrape     (informal)   spot     (informal)   tight spot  
5    attention, bother, care, effort, exertion, inconvenience, labour, pains, struggle, thought, work  
      vb  
6    afflict, agitate, annoy, bother, discompose, disconcert, disquiet, distress, disturb, faze, fret, grieve, harass, hassle     (informal)   inconvenience, pain, perplex, perturb, pester, plague, put or get someone's back up, sadden, torment, upset, vex, worry  
7    be concerned, bother, burden, discomfort, discommode, disturb, impose upon, incommode, inconvenience, put out  
8    exert oneself, go to the effort of, make an effort, take pains, take the time  
  
Antonyms     
,       n  
1    comfort, contentment, good fortune, happiness, pleasure, tranquillity  
2    agreement, contentment, harmony, peace, tranquillity, unity  
5    convenience, ease, facility  
      vb  
6    appease, calm, mollify, please, relieve, soothe  
7    be unharassed, relieve  
8    avoid, dodge  

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Dictionnaire Collaboratif     Anglais Définition
exp.
a problem, a trouble, a hiccup
the fly in the ointment that summer was the terrible weather: l' ennui cet été là fut le mauvais temps.
v.
(esp. of dangers, temptations, or difficulties) to trouble or harass constantly
exp.
familiar and evocative expression used to describe a chaotic situation in which things turn wrong, suddenly causing a lot of trouble or making someone very angry
[Fam.] Ex.: The shit hit the fan when his wife found out that he had cheated on her.
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