bother  

  • Pronunciation of bother: B AA1 DH ER0 ('bɑðər)

  • Number of syllables of bother: 2

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  • Definition of bother

    • (n): something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; "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"  
    • (n): an angry disturbance; "he didn''t want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother"  
    • (v): cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves"  
    • (v): make confused or perplexed or puzzled  
    • (v): make nervous or agitated; "The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"  
    • (v): intrude or enter uninvited; "Don''t bother the professor while she is grading term papers"  
    • (v): take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don''t bother, please"  
    • (v): to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but..."  
  • Examples of bother

    • In the end they didn't even bother the boycott the election.  
    • The current of state of the article doesn't bother me overly.  
    • The communists don't bother with such niceties.  
    • The instinctive reaction is to say that I won't bother again.  
    • Did you bother notify the other folk of the med request  
    • If citations to authorities are unavailing, then why bother  
    • Only daringly good natured editors bother having a vandal space.  
    • He didn't bother to hide the eagerness in his eyes.  
    • The lack of speckle doesn't seem to bother her better half.  
    • The derision does not bother me.  

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