Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “trouble”

trouble

verb [T] (HAVE DIFFICULTIES)   /ˈtrʌb·əl/
to cause someone to have problems or difficulties: He has been troubled by a knee injury for most of the season.
(Definition of trouble verb (HAVE DIFFICULTIES) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of trouble

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Causing feelings of anger and displeasure, but you might be interested in these topics from the Anger topic area:

Definitions of “trouble” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

neighbourly

friendly or helpful

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More