/ 5trQbl; `trQbl/ n
[C, U] (situation causing) worry, pain, difficulty, danger, etc 忧虑﹑ 苦恼﹑ 痛苦﹑ 困难﹑ 危险等(产生的环境): We're having trouble with our new car. 我们的新汽车很让人伤脑筋. * My teeth are giving (ie causing) me trouble. 我牙疼得难受. * If we're late, there'll be/it'll mean trouble, ie unpleasantness, perhaps involving punishment. 我们要是迟到就倒霉了. * family trouble(s), eg disagreements between parents and children 家庭纠纷(如父母与子女不合) * Our troubles are not over yet. 我们的烦恼还没完呢. * The idea soon ran into trouble. 那种想法不久就捅出楼子了. * The trouble (ie problem) (with you) is... (你的)问题在於... * What's the trouble? ie What's wrong? 出什麽事了?
(a) [U] ~ (to sb) inconvenience; bother 不便; 麻烦; 烦扰: I don't want to be any trouble (to you). 我不想打扰(你). * Were the children much trouble? 这些孩子很烦人吗? * I can come back tomorrow, it's no trouble. 我可以明天回来, 没问题. * Repairing it is more trouble than it's worth. 这东西修理起来很麻烦, 不值得修. * I'm sorry to have to put you to so much trouble. 很抱歉, 给您添了这麽多麻烦. (b) [sing] (fml 文) thing that causes inconvenience or difficulty 造成不便或困难的事物: This dish is delicious but rather a trouble to prepare. 这种菜好吃不好做. * I find getting up early a great trouble. 我觉得早起床可不容易.
[C, U] disputes, fighting, etc; unrest 纠纷﹑ 纷争等; 不宁; 动乱: the recent trouble(s) in South Africa 南非近日的动乱 * The firm's been hit by a lot of labour trouble, eg strikes. 这个公司劳资纠纷(如罢工)频仍而严重受挫.
[U] (a) illness 疾病: stomach, heart, liver, etc trouble 胃病﹑ 心脏病﹑ 肝病 * a history of mental trouble 精神病病史. (b) faulty operation, eg of a machine or vehicle 故障(如机器或车辆的): My car's got engine trouble. 我的汽车发动机出毛病了.
(idm 习语) ask for trouble/it => ask. ,get into `trouble cause trouble for oneself, eg by making a mistake 惹上麻烦(如因犯错所致): Even an experienced climber can get into trouble. 那怕是个有经验的登山者也能陷入困境. * He got into trouble with the police, eg was arrested. 他惹事落到了警方手里(如被捕了). get sb into `trouble (a) cause trouble for sb 给某人惹上麻烦: Don't mention my name or you'll get me into trouble. 别提我的名字, 免得给我惹麻烦. (b) (infml 口) make (an unmarried woman) pregnant 使(未婚女子)怀孕: He got his girl-friend into trouble. 他使女朋友怀孕了.give (sb) (some, no, any, etc) `trouble cause trouble造成苦恼﹑ 困难﹑ 麻烦等: The new computer's been giving (us) a lot of trouble, ie not working properly. 这台新计算机(给我们)添了许多麻烦(运转不正常). go to a lot of, considerable, etc trouble (to do sth) do sth even though it involves effort, inconvenience, etc 不辞劳苦﹑ 不怕费事做某事: Thank you for going to so much trouble to find what I was looking for. 多谢你这麽费心找到了我要找的东西. in trouble (a) in a situation that involves danger, punishment, pain, worry, etc 在危险﹑ 受罚﹑ 痛苦﹑ 忧虑等的处境中: If we can't keep to the schedule, we'll be in (a lot of) trouble. 我们不按时完成计画就要倒(大)霉了. * I'm in trouble with the police over drugs. 我因毒品事落入警方手中. (b) (infml 口) (of an unmarried woman) pregnant (指未婚女子)怀孕. `look for trouble (infml 口) behave in a way that suggests that one is hoping for unpleasantness, a violent reaction, etc 自找麻烦; 自寻烦恼; 自找苦吃: drunken youths roaming the streets looking for trouble 在街头游荡惹事生非的醉酒青年. make trouble (for sb) (eg of an enemy) cause trouble (如指仇敌)制造麻烦, 捣乱: If I say no, the boss will only make trouble for me. 我要是说个‘不’字, 老板准跟我过不去. take trouble over sth/with sth/to do sth/doing sth use much care and effort in doing sth 尽心尽力地做某事: They took a lot of trouble to find the right person for the job. 他们费尽心血找适合做这项工作的人. take the trouble to do sth do sth even though it involves effort or difficulty 不怕费事或困难尽力做某事: Decent journalists should take the trouble to check their facts. 责任心强的新闻工作者应该不厌其烦地核实报道内容.
> trouble v
1 [Tn] cause worry, pain or inconvenience to (sb); bother 使(某人)忧虑﹑ 苦恼﹑ 痛苦或不便; 打扰: be troubled by illness, doubt, bad news 因疾病﹑ 疑虑﹑ 坏消息而苦恼 * My back's been troubling me. 我一直背疼难受. * a troubled look 忧虑的样子 * What troubles me is that... 使我感到苦恼的是... * I'm sorry to trouble you, but... 对不起打扰您一下, ....
2 [Tn.pr, Cn.t] ~ sb for sth (a) (fml 文) (used with may or might in polite requests 与may或might连用表示客气的请求): May I trouble you for the salt? 麻烦您把盐递给我行吗? * Might I trouble you to give me a lift to the station? 劳驾让我顺便坐您的汽车到车站去可以吗? (b) (dated 旧) (used with I'll or I must in ironic or sarcastic requests 与I' ll或I must连用, 表示带揶揄性或讽刺性的请求): I'll trouble you to watch your manners. 请您注意风度.
3 [I, Ipr, It] ~ (about sth) (fml 文) (used esp in questions and negative sentences 尤用於疑问句和否定句中) let oneself be worried or concerned about sth 费神; 费心; 费劲: `Do you want me to post it for you?' `No, don't trouble (about it), thank you.' ‘要我给您寄出去吗?’‘不必费心了, 谢谢你.’ * Why should I trouble to explain it all? 为什麽我得费事都解释一遍呢?
4 (idm 习语) fish in troubled waters => fish2. pour oil on troubled waters => pour.
`troublesome / -sEm; -sEm/ adj giving trouble; causing annoyance, pain, etc 带来麻烦的; 造成烦恼﹑ 痛苦等的: a troublesome child, problem, headache 让人心烦的孩子﹑ 问题﹑ 头痛 * My cough is rather troublesome today. 我今天咳嗽得很难受.
# `trouble-maker n person who often causes trouble, esp by upsetting others 常惹麻烦的人; 惹事生非的人; (尤指)惹人烦恼的人.
`trouble-shooter n person who helps to settle disputes (eg in industrial relations), or who traces and corrects faults in machinery, etc 调解人, 调停人(如劳资关系的); (机器等的)检修人员.
`trouble-spot n place where trouble frequently occurs, esp a country where there is a war 经常出事的地方; (尤指)战乱频仍的国家: the world's major trouble-spots 世界上主要的不安定地区.