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English definition of “trouble”

trouble

verb [T] (CAUSE EFFORT)    /ˈtrʌb.l̩/ formal
to cause someone a small amount of effort: May I trouble you for (= please give me) some more wine, please? [+ obj + to infinitive ] Could I trouble you to open that window? I'm afraid I can't reach it. Let's not trouble ourselves (= make the effort to think) about the details at the moment.Inconvenience
(Definition of trouble verb (CAUSE EFFORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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