trouble to do something

trouble to do something
[usually in negatives or questions] formal
to make an effort to do something that you should do

He left without even troubling to say goodnight.


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  • trouble to do something — usually in negatives or questions formal phrase to make an effort to do something that you should do He left without even troubling to say goodnight. Thesaurus: to try hard to do or get somethingsynonym Main entry: trouble …   Useful english dictionary

  • trouble to do something — make the effort required to do something. → trouble …   English new terms dictionary

  • go to the trouble of doing something — go to the trouble (of (doing something)) to make an effort to do something. If anyone had gone to the trouble of looking up his record, the police would not have released him …   New idioms dictionary

  • take trouble doing do something — take trouble over/with sth | take trouble doing/to do sth idiom to try hard to do sth well • They take a lot of trouble to find the right person for the right job. Main entry: ↑troubleidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take trouble to do something — take trouble over/with sth | take trouble doing/to do sth idiom to try hard to do sth well • They take a lot of trouble to find the right person for the right job. Main entry: ↑troubleidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take the trouble to do something — take the trouble to do sth idiom to do sth even though it involves effort or difficulty Syn: make the effort • She didn t even take the trouble to find out how to spell my name. Main entry: ↑troubleidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • trouble — trou|ble1 [ trʌbl ] noun *** ▸ 1 problems/worries ▸ 2 health problems ▸ 3 special difficult effort ▸ 4 unpleasant situation ▸ 5 when blame is likely ▸ 6 violence ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count or uncount problems, worries, or difficulties: The company… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • trouble — I UK [ˈtrʌb(ə)l] / US noun Word forms trouble : singular trouble plural troubles *** Get it right: trouble: Trouble is mostly used as an uncountable noun, so: ▪  it is not usually found in the plural ▪  it never comes after a or a number Wrong:… …   English dictionary

  • trouble — troub|le1 W2S1 [ˈtrʌbəl] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(problems)¦ 2¦(bad point)¦ 3¦(bad situation)¦ 4¦(worries)¦ 5¦(effort)¦ 6 no trouble 7¦(health)¦ 8¦(machine/system)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(PROBLEMS)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • trouble — [[t]trʌ̱b(ə)l[/t]] ♦♦ troubles, troubling, troubled 1) N UNCOUNT: oft in N, also N in pl You can refer to problems or difficulties as trouble. I had trouble parking... You ve caused us a lot of trouble... The plane developed engine trouble soon… …   English dictionary

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