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trouble

noun     /ˈtrʌbl/
PROBLEMS [C, U] B1 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.InconvenienceDifficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
the trouble with sb/sth B2 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 .Difficult things and peoplePreventing and impeding
NOT WORKING [U] a problem that you have with a machine or part of your body : back trouble car trouble Difficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
FIGHTING [U] B2 a situation in which people are fighting or arguing : The trouble started after a group of drunken football fans started to throw bottles .Violent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badlyArguments and disagreements
DIFFICULT SITUATION [U] B2 a difficult or dangerous situation : The company was in trouble and had huge debts .Advantage and disadvantageDifficult situations and unpleasant experiencesAccidents and disasters
PUNISHMENT [U] B1 a situation in which you have done something wrong and are likely to be punished : Her children are always in trouble. They got into trouble with the police .Punishing and punishmentsPunishing by causing painHitting and beating
EXTRA WORK [U] B2 a situation in which 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."Inconvenience
(Definition of trouble noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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