[ˈtrʌb(ə)l] noun I
1) [C/U] problems, worries, or difficulties
The company has had serious financial troubles recently.[/ex]
The plane had engine trouble and had to land in Miami.[/ex]
This old car has caused a lot of trouble for us.[/ex]
I'm having some trouble with my knee.[/ex]
He was having trouble hearing her (= finding it difficult to hear her).[/ex]
2) [U] additional or special effort that causes you problems
I don't mind waiting – it's no trouble.[/ex]
Thank you for taking the trouble to reply.[/ex]
Growing roses is more trouble than it is worth.[/ex]
I'll do your shopping to save you the trouble of going out.[/ex]
3) [U] an unpleasant, difficult, or dangerous situation
I knew we were in trouble when the lift stopped.[/ex]
The plane ran into serious trouble soon after take-off.[/ex]
4) [U] a situation for which you are likely to be blamed, criticized, or punished
I hear she's in trouble with the police again.[/ex]
If he hears about this, you'll be in big trouble.[/ex]
I got into trouble for being late.[/ex]
5) [C/U] fighting, violence, or bad behaviour
There's been a lot of trouble in the neighbourhood recently.[/ex]
The trouble started after a youth was arrested.[/ex]
asking for trouble — doing something that is very likely to cause you problems or difficulties[/ex]
Delaying surgery is just asking for trouble.[/ex]
the trouble with sb/sth — used for talking about something that causes problems, worries, or difficulties[/ex]
The trouble with my parents is they think I'm still a child.[/ex]
verb [T]
trouble [ˈtrʌb(ə)l]
1) to make someone worried
I could tell that something was troubling her.[/ex]
2) spoken formal
used for making a polite request
Could I trouble you for a lift home?[/ex]
I'm sorry to trouble you, but can I borrow a pen?[/ex]

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