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English definition of “trouble”


noun [C/U] (DIFFICULTIES)   /ˈtrʌb·əl/
a problem , or difficulties : [U] Trouble began when he came to live with us. [C] She thought her troubles would be over when she got a job . [U] The patient is having trouble breathing . Trouble can also be a characteristic that is a problem or disadvantage : [C] His trouble is that he’s too impatient . Sometimes trouble is a problem or difficulty caused when a machine or system does not work as it should: [U] I’m having trouble with my new computer . Trouble can be a cause of arguments or fights : [U] Our brother is the source of trouble between my sister and me. in trouble Someone who is in trouble is in a situation that is a problem or difficulty , esp . with the law : He would have been in real trouble if he had been caught .
(Definition of trouble noun (DIFFICULTIES) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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