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English definition of “trouble”

trouble

verb [T]     /ˈtrʌbl/
WORRY If something troubles you, you think about it a lot and it makes you worry: The situation has been troubling me for a while.Continually thinking aboutCausing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
FORMAL REQUEST formal used to ask someone politely to help you: I'm sorry to trouble you, but could you tell me how to get to the station?Polite expressions
(Definition of trouble verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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