To take the trouble
Trouble Trou"ble, n. [F. trouble, OF. troble, truble. See {Trouble}, v. t.] 1. The state of being troubled; disturbance; agitation; uneasiness; vexation; calamity. [1913 Webster]

Lest the fiend . . . some new trouble raise. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Foul whisperings are abroad; unnatural deeds Do breed unnatural troubles. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. That which gives disturbance, annoyance, or vexation; that which afflicts. [1913 Webster]

3. (Mining) A fault or interruption in a stratum. [1913 Webster]

{To get into trouble}, to get into difficulty or danger. [Colloq.]

{To take the trouble}, to be at the pains; to exert one's self; to give one's self inconvenience. [1913 Webster]

She never took the trouble to close them. --Bryant. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Affliction; disturbance; perplexity; annoyance; molestation; vexation; inconvenience; calamity; misfortune; adversity; embarrassment; anxiety; sorrow; misery. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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