trouble


trouble
I
n.

1) to cause, make, start, stir up trouble

2) to invite, look for trouble

3) to have trouble (she had a lot of trouble with her back)

4) to go to trouble (they went to a great deal of trouble to arrange the interview)

5) to get (smb.) into trouble (we got into trouble during our trip; she got herself into serious trouble with the police; they got me into trouble at school)

6) to take the trouble to do smt. (I took the trouble to check on her story)

7) to get (smb.) out of trouble (I got out of trouble; she got herself out of trouble; they got him out of trouble)

8) to avoid, steer clear of trouble

9) real, serious trouble

10) back; engine; heart trouble (to develop engine trouble)

11) trouble is brewing

12) trouble blows over

13) trouble about, over; with (we had trouble with our neighbors over the noise that they were making)

14) a bit of trouble

15) no trouble to + inf. (it's no trouble to call them)

16) in trouble (with) (they were in trouble; he was in trouble with the police)

17) out of trouble (to keep out of trouble)

18) (misc.) to put smb. to a lot of trouble; it is not worth the trouble; sending a telegram will save you the trouble of making a second trip; she has trouble going up steps; he had no trouble memorizing the material for the test

II
v.

1) (d; refl., tr.) to trouble about (don't trouble yourself about the arrangements)

2) (colloq.) (E; in neg. sentences) she didn't even trouble to lock the door

3) (colloq.) (H; in interrogative sentences; no passive) could I trouble you to open the window?

4) (R) it troubled me to read that no negotiations were scheduled; it troubled us that they did not write of their plans

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['trʌb(ə)l]
he had no trouble memorizing the material for the test
it is not worth the trouble
it troubled us that they did not write of their plans
look for trouble
sending a telegram will save you the trouble of making a second trip
serious trouble
she has trouble going up steps
steer clear of trouble
stir uptrouble
heart trouble (to develop engine trouble)
with (we had trouble with our neighbors over the noise that they were making)
(R) it troubled me to read that no negotiations were scheduled
(colloq.) (E; in neg. sentences) she didn't even trouble to lock the door
(colloq.) (H; in interrogative sentences; no passive) could I trouble you to open the window?
(misc.) to put smb. to a lot of trouble
a bit of trouble
real
to avoid
to cause
to invite
trouble about
trouble blows over
trouble is brewing
to get (smb.) out of trouble (I got out of trouble; she got herself out of trouble; they got him out of trouble)
to take the trouble to do smt. (I took the trouble to check on her story)
(d;refl.,tr.) to trouble about (don't trouble yourself about the arrangements)
no trouble to + inf. (it's no trouble to call them)
to have trouble (she had a lot of trouble with her back)
to go to trouble (they went to a great deal of trouble to arrange the interview)
in trouble (they were in trouble; he was in trouble with the police; with)
out of trouble (to keep out of trouble)
to get (smb.) into trouble (we got into trouble during our trip; she got herself into serious trouble with the police; they got me into trouble at school)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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