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for To take the trouble
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Trouble \Trou"ble\, n. [F. trouble, OF. troble, truble. See
Trouble, v. t.]
1. The state of being troubled; disturbance; agitation;
uneasiness; vexation; calamity.
Lest the fiend . . . some new trouble raise.
Foul whisperings are abroad; unnatural deeds
Do breed unnatural troubles. --Shak.
2. That which gives disturbance, annoyance, or vexation; that
3. (Mining) A fault or interruption in a stratum.
To get into trouble, to get into difficulty or danger.
To take the trouble, to be at the pains; to exert one's
self; to give one's self inconvenience.
She never took the trouble to close them. --Bryant.
Syn: Affliction; disturbance; perplexity; annoyance;
molestation; vexation; inconvenience; calamity;
misfortune; adversity; embarrassment; anxiety; sorrow;
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