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cause trouble

To act or behave in a troublesome manner; to cause problems or issues. I'm not trying to cause trouble for anyone, but it's my duty to point out these inconsistencies in the accounts. Tom! Martin! Quit causing trouble back there, or I'll send both of you to the principal's office!
See also: cause, trouble
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"I have caused trouble and anxiety enough to you, and to all about me.
I have caused trouble enough and anxiety enough, and I will cause no more."
We have seen, however, that the general paid a visit to Lizabetha Prokofievna and caused trouble there, the final upshot being that he frightened Mrs.
This young girl belonged to an exceeding devout family, whose views of Catholicism were due to the spirit of a sect improperly styled Jansenists, which, in former times, caused troubles in France.
THE yobs who caused trouble at the Liverpool International Music Festival (Liverpool ECHO, Sept 1) should be ashamed of themselves.
A Ukrainian sailor, who allegedly caused trouble aboard an Emirates flight from Singapore to Dubai while drunk, has been charged in the Court of First Instance with assault against a plane and its staff.
However, the heavy rainfall though fruitful for the people, also caused trouble as there was immense waterlogging in Andheri and some flights were also reportedly delayed due to bad weather condition.
While about 300 AEL supporters caused trouble on the basketball court, others threw objects into the arena, aiming at police officers, authorities said.
ANKARA, Jan 27, 2011 (TUR) -- Turkish State Minister & chief negotiator Egemen Bagis said that it was not Turkey which caused trouble in Cyprus, adding, "Turkey will not give up Cyprus for the European Union.
He said that despite being given an injunction allowing the local authority to arrest the parents if their children commit anti-social behaviour, as well as trying to evict them from their council house, the family still caused trouble.
The bus was carrying kindergarten students to Our Own English High School at 11am on Wednesday when the engine caused trouble. The school's principal, Farooq Wasal said nobody was injured in the incident.
Snow also caused trouble for drivers in Edinburgh and Fife.
In dancers, it is usually mild or it would have caused trouble before the sprain.
Many of those who caused trouble were underage and should not have been drinking at all.
Every football fan knows that QPR supporters have caused trouble over the years and the police should have been better prepared.