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Bother

Definition

[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, esp. 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..."


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