give (one) trouble

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give (one) trouble

To be a source of struggle or problems for one. Modifiers like "some," "much," and "no," are often used before "trouble." If these kinds of math problems always seem to give you trouble, maybe you should ask your teacher for some more help. You need to go see the doctor if your knee is giving you that much trouble. If you don't want to be arrested, don't give the police any trouble.
See also: give, trouble

give (somebody) (some, no, any, etc.) ˈtrouble

cause problems or difficulties: My back’s been giving me a lot of trouble lately.The children didn’t give me any trouble at all when we were out.
See also: give, trouble
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Mach, who switched to wheelchair basketball from football after his knees started giving trouble five years ago, was pleased that his team's perseverance had paid off.
And it was even more frustrating that in both divisions there was a non-runner and another horse withdrawn after giving trouble at the stalls, meaning there were only two places for betting purposes.
He had previously had to be be withdrawn after giving trouble at the stalls on his first trip to the track but no such problems were in evidence as he powered home by just over a length in Nottinghamshire.
Apart from Annu, two more women legislators are giving trouble to the party.
However, there are people who find pleasure in giving trouble and mental torture to others.
They were giving trouble to the police who were trying to break things up.
The system has been in operation since March 2004, meeting all the company's requirements and giving trouble free operation
A young Irishman in the Leinsters who had been giving trouble ever since he came out here was court-martialled, the immediate charge being desertion in the face of the enemy and general insubordination.
The volcano has been giving trouble since the middle of 1995, forcing thousands of people to flee the island.
Hamstrings are notorious for giving trouble,' he said.
A functional disorder like IBS, says Dr Fayyad, is a lot like having a car which is in running condition but always giving trouble because of dust clogging up its engine.
That's because Richard and I believe in the old-fashioned, no-nonsense approach whereby if a horse is giving trouble in the stalls at home we give it a smack across the backside.
This really is the best DIY purchase ever giving trouble free painting of walls and ceilings.
With Henry Shefflin's shoulder giving trouble and Charlie Carter experiencing problems with his groin, the line that did so much damage in both games against Offaly last year may not be humming to the same tune.
The French-bred colt was a market springer at Haydock on his debut but after giving trouble in the preliminaries he was well beaten.