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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bother  \Both"er\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bothered}  (?);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Bothering}.]  [Cf.  Ir  buaidhirt  trouble,  buaidhrim  I 
  vex.] 
  To  annoy;  to  trouble;  to  worry;  to  perplex.  See  {Pother}. 
 
  Note:  The  imperative  is  sometimes  used  as  an  exclamation 
  mildly  imprecatory. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bother  \Both"er\,  v.  i. 
  To  feel  care  or  anxiety;  to  make  or  take  trouble;  to  be 
  troublesome. 
 
  Without  bothering  about  it  --H.  James. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bother  \Both"er\,  n. 
  One  who  or  that  which  bothers;  state  of  perplexity  or 
  annoyance;  embarrassment;  worry;  disturbance;  petty  trouble; 
  as  to  be  in  a  bother. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bother 
  n  1:  an  angry  disturbance;  "he  didn't  want  to  make  a  fuss";  "they 
  had  labor  trouble";  "a  spot  of  bother"  [syn:  {fuss},  {trouble}, 
  {hassle}] 
  2:  something  or  someone  that  causes  trouble;  a  source  of 
  unhappiness;  "a  bit  of  a  bother"  [syn:  {annoyance},  {nuisance}, 
  {botheration},  {pain},  {pain  in  the  neck},  {pain  in  the 
  ass}] 
  v  1:  take  the  trouble  to  do  something  concern  oneself;  "He  did 
  not  trouble  to  call  his  mother  on  her  birthday";  "Don't 
  bother,  please"  [syn:  {trouble  oneself},  {trouble},  {inconvenience 
  oneself}] 
  2:  cause  annoyance  in  disturb,  esp.  by  minor  irritations: 
  "Mosquitoes  buzzing  in  my  ear  really  bothers  me";  "It 
  irritates  me  that  she  never  closes  the  door  after  she 
  leaves"  [syn:  {annoy},  {rag},  {get  to},  {get  at},  {irritate}, 
  {rile},  {nark},  {nettle},  {gravel},  {vex},  {devil}] 
  3:  to  cause  inconvenience  or  discomfort  to:  "Sorry  to  trouble 
  you  but..."  [syn:  {trouble},  {put  out},  {inconvenience}, 
  {disoblige},  {discommode},  {incommode}] 
  4:  intrude  or  enter  uninvited:  "Don't  bother  the  professor 
  while  she  is  grading  term  papers" 
  5:  make  nervous  or  agitated;  "The  mere  thought  of  her  bothered 
  him  and  made  his  heart  beat  faster" 
  6:  make  confused  or  perplexed  or  puzzled 




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