troublenounuk /ˈtrʌb.əl/ us /ˈtrʌb.əl/
trouble noun (DIFFICULTIES)
- A woman in the street saw that he was in trouble and came to his aid.
- You wouldn't believe the amount of trouble I've had with this car.
- She got through her exams without too much trouble.
- I was always getting in trouble for misbehaving at school.
- The only trouble with this café is that the service is so slow.
- a (heavy) cross to bear idiom
- a bitter pill (to swallow) idiom
- a hard/tough nut to crack idiom
- hot potato
- the chill wind of sth idiom
- the hard way idiom
- the rub idiom
- the sharp end
- thorn in your flesh/side idiom
trouble noun (INCONVENIENCE)
- He knew damn well how much trouble it would cause.
- After all the trouble she put me to, I didn't feel disposed to help her.
- Great trouble is taken to keep our database up-to-date.
- If you'd say yes to the request you'd save a lot of trouble.
- I hope the children haven't caused you too much trouble.
troubleverbuk /ˈtrʌb.əl/ us /ˈtrʌb.əl/ formal
trouble verb (WORRY)
- My conscience would really trouble me if I wore a fur coat.
- She was troubled by the conflicting interests of a career and a family.
- Several well-known women have been troubled by stalkers recently.
- My eyes have been troubling me recently.
- They were greatly troubled by rumours that he was to lose his job.
trouble verb (CAUSE DIFFICULTIES)
trouble verb (CAUSE EFFORT)