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trouble

[ truhb-uhl ]
/ ˈtrʌb əl /
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verb (used with object), trou·bled, trou·bling.

verb (used without object), trou·bled, trou·bling.

to put oneself to inconvenience, extra effort, or the like.
to be distressed or agitated mentally; worry: She always troubled over her son's solitariness.

noun

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Idioms for trouble

    in trouble, Informal. pregnant out of wedlock (used as a euphemism).

Origin of trouble

1175–1225; (v.) Middle English troublen<Old French troubler<Vulgar Latin *turbulare, derivative of *turbulus turbid, back formation from Latin turbulentusturbulent; (noun) Middle English <Middle French, derivative of troubler
14. See care.
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British Dictionary definitions for trouble

trouble
/ (ˈtrʌbəl) /

noun

verb

troubled, adjectivetroubler, noun
C13: from Old French troubler, from Vulgar Latin turbulāre (unattested), from Late Latin turbidāre, from turbidus confused, from turba commotion
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Idioms and Phrases with trouble

trouble

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