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 for trouble
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trouble \Trou"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Troubled; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Troubling.] [F. troubler, OF. trobler, trubler,
     tourbler,fr. (assumed) LL. turbulare, L. turbare to
     disorderly group, a little crowd; both from turba a disorder,
     tumult, crowd; akin to Gr. ?, and perhaps to E. thorp; cf.
     Skr. tvar, tur,o hasten. Cf. Turbid.]
     1. To put into confused motion; to disturb; to agitate.
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              An angel went down at a certain season into the
              pool, and troubled the water.         --John v. 4.
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              God looking forth will trouble all his host.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. To disturb; to perplex; to afflict; to distress; to
        grieve; to fret; to annoy; to vex.
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              Now is my soul troubled.              --John xii.
                                                    27.
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              Take the boy to you; he so troubles me
              'T is past enduring.                  --Shak.
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              Never trouble yourself about those faults which age
              will cure.                            --Locke.
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     3. To give occasion for labor to; -- used in polite
        phraseology; as, I will not trouble you to deliver the
        letter.
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     Syn: To disturb; perplex; afflict; distress; grieve; harass;
          annoy; tease; vex; molest.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Trouble \Trou"ble\, a.
     Troubled; dark; gloomy. [Obs.] "With full trouble cheer."
     --Chaucer.
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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.
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              Lest the fiend . . . some new trouble raise.
                                                    --Milton.
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              Foul whisperings are abroad; unnatural deeds
              Do breed unnatural troubles.          --Shak.
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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.
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     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. --Bryant.
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     Syn: Affliction; disturbance; perplexity; annoyance;
          molestation; vexation; inconvenience; calamity;
          misfortune; adversity; embarrassment; anxiety; sorrow;
          misery.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  trouble
      n 1: a source of difficulty; "one trouble after another delayed
           the job"; "what's the problem?" [syn: trouble, problem]
      2: an angry disturbance; "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they
         had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother" [syn: fuss,
         trouble, bother, hassle]
      3: an event causing distress or pain; "what is the trouble?";
         "heart trouble"
      4: an effort that is inconvenient; "I went to a lot of trouble";
         "he won without any trouble"; "had difficulty walking";
         "finished the test only with great difficulty" [syn:
         trouble, difficulty]
      5: a strong feeling of anxiety; "his worry over the prospect of
         being fired"; "it is not work but worry that kills"; "he
         wanted to die and end his troubles" [syn: worry, trouble]
      6: an unwanted pregnancy; "he got several girls in trouble"
      v 1: move deeply; "This book upset me"; "A troubling thought"
           [syn: disturb, upset, trouble]
      2: to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble
         you, but..." [syn: trouble, put out, inconvenience,
         disoblige, discommode, incommode, bother]
      3: disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or
         alarmed; "She was rather perturbed by the news that her
         father was seriously ill" [syn: perturb, unhinge,
         disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorder]
      4: take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did
         not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don't
         bother, please" [syn: trouble oneself, trouble, bother,
         inconvenience oneself]
      5: cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed [syn:
         trouble, ail, pain]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  363 Moby Thesaurus words for "trouble":
     Dutch, abuse a privilege, ado, adverse circumstances, adversity,
     afflict, affliction, aggravate, aggravation, agitate, agitation,
     ail, ailment, alarm, all-overs, angst, anguish, annoy, annoyance,
     anxiety, anxiety hysteria, anxiety neurosis, anxious bench,
     anxious concern, anxious seat, anxiousness, apprehension,
     apprehensiveness, awkwardness, bad news, be concerned,
     be the matter, beat, beat up, bedevilment, beset, besetment, bind,
     bitter cup, bitter draft, bitter draught, bitter pill, blight,
     bore, bother, botheration, bothersomeness, brawl, broil, brouhaha,
     bug, bummer, burden, burden of care, burdening, burthen, bustle,
     can of worms, cankerworm of care, care, cargo, charge, charging,
     churn, churn up, clumsiness, commotion, complaint,
     complicate matters, concern, concernment, convulse, crashing bore,
     cross, crown of thorns, cumbrance, curse, deadweight, defect,
     demand, destroy, devilment, difficulties, difficulty, disability,
     disaccommodate, disadvantage, disarrange, discombobulate,
     discomfit, discomfort, discommode, discommodity, discompose,
     disconcert, discord, discountenance, disease, disoblige, disorder,
     dispute, disquiet, disquietude, dissatisfaction, distract,
     distress, disturb, disturbance, dogging, donnybrook,
     donnybrook fair, downer, drag, dread, dustup, effort, elbow grease,
     electrify, embarrassment, embroil, embroilment, encroach upon,
     encumber, encumbrance, endeavor, energy, evil, exaction,
     exasperate, exasperation, excite, exertion, fear, ferment, fight,
     fighting, flurry, fluster, flutter, foofaraw, foreboding,
     forebodingness, fracas, frazzle, free-for-all, freight, freighting,
     fret, fuss, gall, gall and wormwood, give concern, great ado,
     grief, grievance, grieve, hamper, handicap, harass, harassment,
     hard knocks, hard life, hard lot, hard pull, hardcase, hardship,
     harm, harry, harrying, hassle, haunt, headache, heckler, hector,
     helter-skelter, hot water, hounding, hubbub, illness, impediment,
     impedimenta, impose, impose on, impose upon, imposing an onus,
     imposition, in a mess, in a pickle, in a predicament, in a scrape,
     in trouble, incommode, incommodity, inconsiderateness,
     inconvenience, inconveniency, inconvenientness, infliction,
     inquietude, intrude, irk, irritate, irritation, jar, jolt,
     laying on, load, load with care, loading, loading down, long pull,
     lumber, make free with, malaise, matter, melee, might and main,
     misgiving, molestation, muscle, nag, nerve and sinew,
     nervous strain, nervous tension, nervousness, nettle, nudnik,
     nuisance, obtrude upon, obtrusiveness, on the spot, onus,
     oppression, outbreak, overanxiety, overstep, pack,
     pack of troubles, paddle, pain, pains, peck of troubles, pell-mell,
     penalty, perplex, persecution, perturb, perturbate, perturbation,
     pest, pester, pins and needles, plague, plight, pother,
     predicament, pressure, presume on, presume upon, presumptuousness,
     problem, provoke, psych, pucker, put about, put out,
     put to inconvenience, put to it, put to trouble, puzzle, racket,
     rampage, rebellion, revolt, rigor, rile, riot, ripple, rock, roil,
     rough-and-tumble, roughen, roughhouse, row, rowel, ruckus, ruction,
     ruffle, rumple, rumpus, scramble, sea of troubles, shake, shake up,
     shindy, shock, sickness, skirmish, solicitude, sorrow, spook,
     stagger, stew, stir, stir up, strain, stress, stress of life,
     strife, suffering, suspense, swirl, take a liberty, take liberties,
     take pains, tasking, taxing, tension, thank, thorn, throw,
     throw into confusion, to-do, torment, tormenter, trial,
     tribulation, troubles, troublesomeness, try, tumult, turbulence,
     turmoil, uneasiness, unhandiness, unpleasantness, unquietness,
     unrest, unsettle, unwarranted demand, unwieldiness, uprising,
     uproar, upset, vale of tears, vex, vexation, vexatiousness,
     vicissitude, waters of bitterness, weigh down, weight, weighting,
     while, whip, whip up, whisk, white elephant, woe, work up,
     worriment, worry, zeal
  
  

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