To put into confused motion; to disturb; to agitate.
- A state of distress, affliction, difficulty, or need: tried to console them in their trouble; got in trouble with the police.
- A distressing or difficult circumstance or situation: I've had troubles ever since I took this job.
- A cause or source of distress, disturbance, or difficulty: The new recruits were a trouble to him.
- Effort, especially when inconvenient or bothersome: went to a lot of trouble to find this book.
- A condition of pain, disease, or malfunction: heart trouble; car trouble.
- Public unrest or disorder.
- An instance of this; a disturbance.
- Any of various conflicts or rebellions in Ireland or Northern Ireland, especially the period of social unrest in Northern Ireland beginning in 1969.
- To agitate; stir up.
- To afflict with pain or discomfort.
- To cause emotional strain or anxiety to; worry or distress.
- To inconvenience; bother: May I trouble you for directions?
- To take pains: They trouble over every detail.