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
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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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The government is thus serving the interests of these elements by giving trouble to the general public.
It was never a case of 'we're doing it this way because this is the way we do it!' If he had one who was giving trouble, it would get lots and lots of practice.
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.
He had previously had to be be withdrawn after giving trouble at the stalls on his first trip to the track but no such problems were in evidence as he powered home by just over a length in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.
But the 69-year-old former Regional Trial Court judge, known for her fiery temper and witticism, maintained her signature humor when she called her condition as 'strange' despite a healthy lifestyle, adding a light vein that 'giving trouble to her colleagues at work' has caused her cancer.
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.
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If this is true, then, instead of giving trouble to all, it is suggested that the VVIPs' travel should be managed by helicopter from the TIA to the hotel they are residing in and there will be no headache for the general people.
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.
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.