English definition of “trouble”
PROBLEMS [C, U] › problems, difficulties, or worries: [+ doing sth] We had trouble finding somewhere to park. She's been having a lot of trouble with her boss recently. I'd like to go to the party, but the trouble is my parents won't let me.
the trouble with sb/sth › used to say what is wrong with someone or something: The trouble with a white floor is that it gets dirty so quickly. The trouble with John is that he doesn't think before he speaks.
NOT WORKING [U] › a problem that you have with a machine or part of your body: back trouble car trouble
FIGHTING [U] › a situation in which people are fighting or arguing: The trouble started after a group of drunken football fans started to throw bottles.
DIFFICULT SITUATION [U] › a difficult or dangerous situation: The company was in trouble and had huge debts.
PUNISHMENT [U] › when you have done something wrong and are likely to be punished: Her children are always in trouble. They got into trouble with the police.
EXTRA WORK [U] › when you use extra time or energy to do something: [+ to do sth] He took the trouble to write to each of them personally. "Would you like to have a meal with us?" "Only if it's not too much trouble."