Abarim Publications' online Biblical Hebrew Dictionary
The verb עכר (akar) means to stir up, disturb or trouble. HAW Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament remarks that this verb "reflects the social dimension of an individual's action".
After years of drought, king Ahab accuses Elijah of being the troubler of Israel (1 Kings 18:17). King Solomon proclaimed that a cruel man brings trouble to his own flesh (Proverbs 11:17), and a man who brings trouble on his household inherits the wind (Proverbs 11:29).