trouble Definition

  • 1difficulty or problems
  • 2a situation in which someone is likely to get into danger or difficulty
  • 3to cause problems or difficulties for someone

Using trouble: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "trouble" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I'm having trouble with my computer.

  • Example

    He's always in trouble with the law.

  • Example

    Don't trouble yourself over it.

  • Example

    The company is in financial trouble.

trouble Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for trouble

Idioms Using trouble

  • to worry unnecessarily about something that may not happen


    Don't borrow trouble by worrying about things that are out of your control.

  • double trouble

    a situation in which there are two problems or difficulties instead of one


    When the car broke down and it started raining, it was double trouble.

  • to make an effort to do something


    She went to the trouble of baking a cake for the party.

Phrases with trouble

  • to become involved in a difficult or dangerous situation


    If you don't study, you'll get into trouble with your grades.

  • to find it difficult to do something


    I have trouble sleeping at night.

  • to cause problems or difficulties for others


    He's always making trouble for his coworkers.

Origins of trouble

from Old French 'trubler', meaning 'to agitate'


Summary: trouble in Brief

The term 'trouble' [ˈtrʌbəl] refers to difficulty or problems, often leading to danger or complications. It can be used as a noun or verb, as in 'I'm having trouble with my computer.' 'Trouble' extends into phrases like 'get into trouble,' and idioms like 'borrow trouble,' denoting unnecessary worry, and 'go to the trouble,' implying effort.

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