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Definitions of bother

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"; "check" is archaic Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but..." Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an angry disturbance; "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. make confused or perplexed or puzzled Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. make nervous or agitated; "The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. intrude or enter uninvited; "Don't bother the professor while she is grading term papers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don't bother, please" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To annoy; to trouble; to worry; to perplex. See Pother. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To feel care or anxiety; to make or take trouble; to be troublesome. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. One who, or that which, bothers; state of perplexity or annoyance; embarrassment; worry; disturbance; petty trouble; as, to be in a bother. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To annoy; to tease; to worry; to give trouble to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. To feel trouble or care; be troublesome. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. A source of worry; annoyance; vexation; perplexity; one that gives trouble. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Botheration. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. To perplex or tease. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Perplexity; annoyance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. To perplex. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  19. To trouble; annoy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A source of annoyance; perplexity; vexation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Annoyance; a plague. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To tease or perplex. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. To trouble one's self. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. Fuss; bustle; confusion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. To annoy; to tease; to perplex. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. both'[.e]r, v.t. to perplex or tease.--ns. BOTH'ER; BOTHER[=A]'TION.--adj. BOTH'ERSOME. [Murray notes that the word first appeared in the writings of Irish-born men, as Dr Sheridan, Swift, and Sterne. Perh. from Ir. buaidhirt, trouble.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. Pester, worry; be troublesome; worry oneself, take trouble; (sub-junct. as mild imprecation) confound. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. Worry, fuss. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. n. One who, or that which, bothers; state of perplexity or annoyance. Cabinet Dictionary

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