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Fault vs. Trouble

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Fault

A character weakness, especially a minor one.
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Trouble

Difficulty or problems
Friends should support each other when they are in trouble
I had trouble finding somewhere to park
Our troubles are just beginning
The government's policies ran into trouble
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Fault

Something that impairs or detracts from physical perfection; a defect.
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Trouble

Public unrest or disorder
There was crowd trouble before and during the match
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Fault

A mistake; an error
A grammatical fault.
A fault in his reasoning.
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Trouble

Cause distress or anxiety to
He was not troubled by doubts
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Fault

A minor offense or misdeed
Committed her share of youthful faults.
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Trouble

A state of distress, affliction, difficulty, or need
Tried to console them in their trouble.
Got in trouble with the police.
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Fault

Responsibility for a mistake or an offense; culpability.
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Trouble

A distressing or difficult circumstance or situation
I've had troubles ever since I took this job.
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Fault

(Geology) A fracture in the continuity of a rock formation caused by a shifting or dislodging of the earth's crust, in which adjacent surfaces are displaced relative to one another and parallel to the plane of fracture. Also called shift.
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Trouble

A cause or source of distress, disturbance, or difficulty
The new recruits were a trouble to him.
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Fault

(Electronics) A defect in a circuit or wiring caused by imperfect connections, poor insulation, grounding, or shorting.
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Trouble

Effort, especially when inconvenient or bothersome
Went to a lot of trouble to find this book.
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Fault

(Sports) A service of the ball that violates the rules in tennis and similar games.
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Trouble

A condition of pain, disease, or malfunction
Heart trouble.
Car trouble.
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Fault

(Archaic) A lack or deficiency.
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Trouble

Public unrest or disorder.
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Fault

To find error or defect in; criticize or blame
Faulted the author for poor research.
Faulted the book for inaccuracies.
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Trouble

An instance of this; a disturbance.
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Fault

(Geology) To produce a fault in; fracture.
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Trouble

Troubles Any of various conflicts or rebellions in Ireland or Northern Ireland, especially the period of social unrest in Northern Ireland beginning in 1969.
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Fault

To commit a mistake or an error.
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Trouble

To afflict with pain or discomfort
My stomach is troubling me.
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Fault

(Geology) To shift so as to produce a fault.
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Trouble

To cause to be anxious or worried
Was troubled by the decline in sales.
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Fault

(Sports) To commit a fault, as in tennis.
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Trouble

To cause to have emotional or mental problems that interfere with social functioning
A teenager who is troubled and needs help.
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Fault

A defect; something that detracts from perfection.
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Trouble

To inconvenience; bother
May I trouble you for directions?.
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Fault

A mistake or error.
No! This is my fault, not yours.
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Trouble

To agitate; stir up
Winds troubling the waters.
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Fault

A weakness of character; a failing.
Despite for all her faults, she’s a good person at heart.
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Trouble

To take pains
They trouble over every detail.
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Fault

A characteristic, positive or negative or both, which subjects a person or thing to increased risk of danger.
You're still young, that's your fault.
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Trouble

A distressing or dangerous situation.
He was in trouble when the rain started.
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Fault

A minor offense.
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Trouble

A difficulty, problem, condition, or action contributing to such a situation.
The trouble was a leaking brake line.
The trouble with that suggestion is that we lack the funds to put it in motion.
The bridge column magnified the trouble with a slight tilt in the wrong direction.
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Fault

Blame; the responsibility for a mistake.
The fault lies with you.
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Trouble

A violent occurrence or event.
The troubles in Northern Ireland
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Fault

(seismology) A fracture in a rock formation causing a discontinuity.
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Trouble

Efforts taken or expended, typically beyond the normal required.
It's no trouble for me to edit it.
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Fault

(mining) In coal seams, coal rendered worthless by impurities in the seam.
Slate fault
Dirt fault
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Trouble

A malfunction.
He's been in hospital with some heart trouble.
My old car has engine trouble.
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Fault

(tennis) An illegal serve.
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Trouble

Liability to punishment; conflict with authority.
He had some trouble with the law.
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Fault

(electrical) An abnormal connection in a circuit.
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Trouble

(mining) A fault or interruption in a stratum.
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Fault

(obsolete) want; lack
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Trouble

(Cockney rhyming slang) Wife. trouble and strife
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Fault

(hunting) A lost scent; act of losing the scent.
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Trouble

To disturb, stir up, agitate (a medium, especially water).
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Fault

(transitive) To criticize, blame or find fault with something or someone.
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Trouble

(transitive) To mentally distress; to cause (someone) to be anxious or perplexed.
What she said about narcissism is troubling me.
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Fault

To fracture.
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Trouble

(transitive) In weaker sense: to bother or inconvenience.
I will not trouble you to deliver the letter.
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Fault

(intransitive) To commit a mistake or error.
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Trouble

To take pains to do something.
I won't trouble to post the letter today; I can do it tomorrow.
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Fault

To undergo a page fault.
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Trouble

(intransitive) To worry; to be anxious.
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Fault

Defect; want; lack; default.
One, it pleases me, for fault of a better, to call my friend.
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Trouble

To put into confused motion; to disturb; to agitate.
An angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water.
God looking forth will trouble all his host.
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Fault

Anything that fails, that is wanting, or that impairs excellence; a failing; a defect; a blemish.
As patches set upon a little breachDiscredit more in hiding of the fault.
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Trouble

To disturb; to perplex; to afflict; to distress; to grieve; to fret; to annoy; to vex.
Now is my soul troubled.
Take the boy to you; he so troubles me'T is past enduring.
Never trouble yourself about those faults which age will cure.
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Fault

A moral failing; a defect or dereliction from duty; a deviation from propriety; an offense less serious than a crime.
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Trouble

To give occasion for labor to; - used in polite phraseology; as, I will not trouble you to deliver the letter.
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Fault

A dislocation of the strata of the vein.
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Trouble

Troubled; dark; gloomy.
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Fault

A lost scent; act of losing the scent.
Ceasing their clamorous cry till they have singled,With much ado, the cold fault cleary out.
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Trouble

The state of being troubled; disturbance; agitation; uneasiness; vexation; calamity.
Lest the fiend . . . some new trouble raise.
Foul whisperings are abroad; unnatural deedsDo breed unnatural troubles.
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Fault

Failure to serve the ball into the proper court.
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Trouble

That which gives disturbance, annoyance, or vexation; that which afflicts.
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Fault

A defective point in an electric circuit due to a crossing of the parts of the conductor, or to contact with another conductor or the earth, or to a break in the circuit.
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Trouble

A fault or interruption in a stratum.
She never took the trouble to close them.
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Fault

A dislocation caused by a slipping of rock masses along a plane of facture; also, the dislocated structure resulting from such slipping.
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Trouble

A source of difficulty;
One trouble after another delayed the job
What's the problem?
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Fault

To charge with a fault; to accuse; to find fault with; to blame.
For that I will not fault thee.
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Trouble

An angry disturbance;
He didn't want to make a fuss
They had labor trouble
A spot of bother
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Fault

To interrupt the continuity of (rock strata) by displacement along a plane of fracture; - chiefly used in the p. p.; as, the coal beds are badly faulted.
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Trouble

An event causing distress or pain;
What is the trouble?
Heart trouble
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Fault

To err; to blunder, to commit a fault; to do wrong.
If after Samuel's death the people had asked of God a king, they had not faulted.
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Trouble

An effort that is inconvenient;
I went to a lot of trouble
He won without any trouble
Had difficulty walking
Finished the test only with great difficulty
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Fault

Responsibility for a bad situation or event;
It was John's fault
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Trouble

A strong feeling of anxiety;
His worry over the prospect of being fired
It is not work but worry that kills
He wanted to die and end his troubles
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Fault

(geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other;
They built it right over a geological fault
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Trouble

An unwanted pregnancy;
He got several girls in trouble
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Fault

The quality of being inadequate or falling short of perfection;
They discussed the merits and demerits of her novel
He knew his own faults much better than she did
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Trouble

Move deeply;
This book upset me
A troubling thought
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Fault

A wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention;
He made a bad mistake
She was quick to point out my errors
I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults
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Trouble

To cause inconvenience or discomfort to;
Sorry to trouble you, but...
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Fault

An imperfection in a device or machine;
If there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer
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Trouble

Disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed;
She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill
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Fault

(sports) a serve that is illegal (e.g., that lands outside the prescribed area);
He served too many double faults
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Trouble

Take the trouble to do something; concern oneself;
He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday
Don't bother, please
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Fault

(electronics) equipment failure attributable to some defect in a circuit (loose connection or insulation failure or short circuit etc.);
It took much longer to find the fault than to fix it
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Trouble

Cause bodily suffering to
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Fault

Put or pin the blame on
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