trouble (one) to do (something)

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trouble (one) to do (something)

To burden or inconvenience one to do something. Typically used in the form of a question beginning with "could" as a polite request. Sorry to bother you, Mr. Manning, but could I trouble you to look over my report? Could we trouble you to complete our short survey about your current Internet service and provider?
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trouble someone to do something

to ask someone to do something. (Usually a question.) Could I trouble you to pass the salt? Could I trouble you to give me some advice?
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