"bother" in the noun sense
1. fuss, trouble, bother, hassle
an angry disturbance
"he didn't want to make a fuss"
"they had labor trouble"
"a spot of bother"
2. annoyance, bother, botheration, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the ass
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"
"bother" in the verb sense
1. trouble oneself, trouble, bother, inconvenience oneself
take the trouble to do something concern oneself
"He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"
"Don't bother, please"
2. annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil
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"
3. trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, bother
to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
"Sorry to trouble you, but..."
intrude or enter uninvited
"Don't bother the professor while she is grading term papers"
make nervous or agitated
"The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"
make confused or perplexed or puzzled
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