spell trouble

spell trouble
to be the cause of possible problems in the future.

The continuing dry weather could spell trouble for farmers.

(often + for)

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  • spell trouble — {v. phr.} To signify major difficulties ahead. * /The note we just received from the Chancellor seems to spell trouble./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • spell trouble — {v. phr.} To signify major difficulties ahead. * /The note we just received from the Chancellor seems to spell trouble./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • spell\ trouble — v. phr. To signify major difficulties ahead. The note we just received from the Chancellor seems to spell trouble …   Словарь американских идиом

  • spell trouble —    If something spells trouble, it signifies possible problems in the future.     The prolonged cold weather spells trouble for this year s harvest …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • spell — spell1 S2 [spel] v past tense and past participle spelt [spelt] BrE also spelled especially AmE [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: espeller] 1.) [I and T] to form a word by writing or naming the letters in order ▪ How do you spell juice ? ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spell — 1 verb past tense and past participle spelt, especially BrE spelled especially AmE 1 (I, T) to form a word by writing or naming the letters in the correct order: “How do you spell your name?” “S M Y T H.” | can spell (=be good at spelling words… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • spell — spell1 [ spel ] verb ** 1. ) transitive to know the letters of a word in the correct order: Can you spell the word beautiful? a ) transitive to say or write the letters of a word in the correct order: You ve spelled my name wrong. b )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spell */*/ — I UK [spel] / US verb Word forms spell : present tense I/you/we/they spell he/she/it spells present participle spelling past tense spelt UK [spelt] or spelled past participle spelt or spelled 1) [transitive] to know the letters of a word in the… …   English dictionary

  • trouble — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 problems ADJECTIVE ▪ bad, big, deep, desperate (esp. BrE), dire, huge (esp. AmE), major, real, serious …   Collocations dictionary

  • trouble — troub|le1 W2S1 [ˈtrʌbəl] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(problems)¦ 2¦(bad point)¦ 3¦(bad situation)¦ 4¦(worries)¦ 5¦(effort)¦ 6 no trouble 7¦(health)¦ 8¦(machine/system)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(PROBLEMS)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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