trouble noun

1 problems

ADJ. bad, big, deep, desperate, real, serious The company is in desperate trouble financially. | endless | domestic, family, marital | financial, money | political | back, heart, tummy, etc. | boyfriend, girl, man, etc. He was obviously upset, and muttered something about girlfriend trouble. | engine

VERB + TROUBLE mean, spell She knew that a hygiene inspection could spell trouble for her restaurant. | have, suffer from He has had back trouble since changing jobs. | get (yourself) into, run into The firm soon ran into financial trouble. | keep out of, stay out of | pour out She poured out all her troubles to her mother. | cause, lead to The printer's causing trouble again. | avoid | forget, put behind you He put his past troubles behind him and built up a successful new career.

TROUBLE + VERB come Trouble often comes when you're least expecting it.

PREP. in ~ When she saw the teacher coming towards her she knew she was in big trouble. | ~ for He got into trouble for not doing his homework. | ~ with I've had endless trouble with my car. He is in trouble with the law again.

PHRASES a cause/source of trouble, a history of … trouble She has a history of back trouble. | in times of trouble In times of trouble she always turns to her mum. | trouble ahead I can see trouble ahead.

2 arguing/violence

ADJ. crowd

VERB + TROUBLE cause, make He had a reputation for making trouble in the classroom. | be asking for, be looking for, court, stir up He was asking for trouble when he insulted their country. Fans wandered the town after the match looking for trouble.

TROUBLE + VERB be brewing There was trouble brewing among the workforce. | blow up, flare (up) Trouble blew up when the gang was refused entry to a nightclub.

TROUBLE + NOUN spot Extra journalists have been sent to the main trouble spots.

PREP. ~ between trouble between the teachers

3 extra work

ADJ. considerable, enormous, great They went to enormous trouble to make her stay a pleasant one.

VERB + TROUBLE bring (sb), cause (sb), give sb, make, put sb to I don't want to make trouble for her. I don't want to put you to any trouble. | go to, take We took the trouble to plan our route in advance. | be worth Do you think it's worth the trouble of booking seats in advance? | save sb Why don't we bring a pizza to save you the trouble of cooking? | thank sb for Thank you very much for all your trouble.

PHRASES be more trouble than it's worth Growing your own vegetables is more trouble than it's worth.

trouble verb

ADV. deeply, greatly This latest news troubled him deeply. | hardly, scarcely

PHRASES be troubled with sth He has been troubled with a knee injury.

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