, n. [F. trouble, OF. troble, truble. See Trouble, v. t.] 1. The state of being troubled; disturbance; agitation; uneasiness; vexation; calamity.
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Lest the fiend . . . some new trouble raise.
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Foul whisperings are abroad; unnatural deeds
Do breed unnatural troubles.
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2. That which gives disturbance, annoyance, or vexation; that which afflicts.
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3. (Mining) A fault or interruption in a stratum.
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To get into trouble, to get into difficulty or danger. [Colloq.] -- To take the trouble, to be at the pains; to exert one's self; to give one's self inconvenience.
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She never took the trouble to close them.
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Syn. -- Affliction; disturbance; perplexity; annoyance; molestation; vexation; inconvenience; calamity; misfortune; adversity; embarrassment; anxiety; sorrow; misery.
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