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Dictionary definition for: Bother

1. (n) an angry disturbance; "he didn''t want to make a fuss" "they had labor trouble" "a spot of bother"

2. (v) take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday" "Don''t bother, please"

3. (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"

4. (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"

5. (v) to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but..."

6. (v) intrude or enter uninvited; "Don''t bother the professor while she is grading term papers"

7. (v) make nervous or agitated; "The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"

8. (v) make confused or perplexed or puzzled

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