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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 about 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

synonym study for trouble

14. See care.

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British Dictionary definitions for trouble

trouble
/ (ˈtrʌbəl) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of trouble

troubled, adjectivetroubler, noun

Word Origin for trouble

C13: from Old French troubler, from Vulgar Latin turbulāre (unattested), from Late Latin turbidāre, from turbidus confused, from turba commotion
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