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bother

bother - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bother

Definition
(noun) an angry disturbance
Synonyms : fuss , hassle , trouble
Example Sentence
  • he didn't want to make a fuss
  • they had labor trouble
  • a spot of bother

Definition
(noun) something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness
Example Sentence
  • washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer
  • a bit of a bother
  • he's not a friend, he's an infliction

Definition
(verb) take the trouble to do something; concern oneself
Example Sentence
  • He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday
  • Don't bother, please

Definition
(verb) cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
Synonyms : annoy , chafe , devil , get at , get to , gravel , irritate , nark , nettle , rag , rile , vex
Example Sentence
  • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
  • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

Definition
(verb) to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
Example Sentence
  • Sorry to trouble you, but...

Definition
(verb) intrude or enter uninvited
Example Sentence
  • Don't bother the professor while she is grading term papers

Definition
(verb) make nervous or agitated
Example Sentence
  • The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster

Definition
(verb) make confused or perplexed or puzzled

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