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English noun: trouble

1. trouble (cognition) a source of difficulty


SamplesOne trouble after another delayed the job.
What's the problem?.


Synonymsproblem


Broader (hypernym)difficulty


Narrower (hyponym)can of worms, deep water, growing pains, hydra, matter, pressure point

2. trouble (event) an angry disturbance


SamplesHe didn't want to make a fuss.
They had labor trouble.
A spot of bother.


Synonymsbother, fuss, hassle


Broader (hypernym)disturbance, perturbation

3. trouble (event) an event causing distress or pain


SamplesWhat is the trouble?.
Heart trouble.


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Narrower (hyponym)affliction, bad luck, blaze, convulsion, disturbance, embarrassment, hell, interference, misfortune, noise, onslaught, outrage, scandal

4. trouble (act) an effort that is inconvenient


SamplesI went to a lot of trouble.
He won without any trouble.
Had difficulty walking.
Finished the test only with great difficulty.


Synonymsdifficulty


Broader (hypernym)effort, elbow grease, exertion, sweat, travail


Narrower (hyponym)the devil, tsuris

5. trouble (feeling) a strong feeling of anxiety


SamplesHis worry over the prospect of being fired.
It is not work but worry that kills.
He wanted to die and end his troubles.


Synonymsworry


Broader (hypernym)anxiety

6. trouble (state) an unwanted pregnancy


SamplesHe got several girls in trouble.


Broader (hypernym)gestation, maternity, pregnancy


English verb: trouble

1. trouble (emotion) move deeply


SamplesThis book upset me.
A troubling thought.


ExamplesThe bad news will trouble him


Synonymsdisturb, upset


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)affect, impress, move, strike


Narrower (hyponym)agitate, cark, charge, charge up, commove, disorder, disquiet, distract, distress, excite, jolt, perturb, rouse, trouble, turn on, unhinge

2. trouble (social) to cause inconvenience or discomfort to


SamplesSorry to trouble you, but....


Synonymsbother, discommode, disoblige, incommode, inconvenience, put out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)affect, bear on, bear upon, impact, touch, touch on


Narrower (hyponym)distress, straiten

3. trouble (emotion) disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed


SamplesShe was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill.


ExamplesThe bad news will trouble him


Synonymscark, disorder, disquiet, distract, perturb, unhinge


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)disturb, trouble, upset


Narrower (hyponym)vex, worry

4. trouble (social) take the trouble to do something; concern oneself


SamplesHe did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday.
Don't bother, please.


Synonymsbother, inconvenience oneself, trouble oneself


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)reach, strain, strive

5. trouble (body) cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed


Synonymsail, pain


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)hurt


Narrower (hyponym)break out, erupt, recrudesce









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