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[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..."

Misc. Definitions

\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.
\Both"er\, v. i. To feel care or anxiety; to make or take trouble; to be troublesome. Without bothering about it. --H. James.
\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.

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