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To harass, annoy, or cause trouble to (someone)
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“These journalists constantly bother me with their ridiculous questions.”
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To cause unease to one's mental or emotional state
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“Giorgio's constant obsession with ancient aliens is starting to bother me.”
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To care or be concerned about something
“Johannes had mentioned how busy his mother was these days, how she didn't have time to bother about what the apartment looked like.”
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To go to the trouble of doing something
“The privy council had to remind those who did bother to turn up not to carry guns or to engage in feuding with one another.”
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To demand earnestly or pressingly
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To be anxious or concerned about something in particular
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To be involved in
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To interfere in matters that are not one's concern
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To continue to bring up as a point of contention
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To approach and speak to boldly or aggressively
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To damage, erode, or destroy by friction or use
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To impede the work or progress of
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Suffer violent involuntary contraction of the muscles, producing contortion of the body or limbs
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Noun
A person or thing that causes annoyance or difficulty
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“If they think they're going to get somewhere, they'll never stop being a bother, nor will they themselves be at rest.”
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A feeling of annoyance or irritation at someone or something
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“As for the Italian language, it passed more and more outside my mind and purpose, so much so that the comprehension of any author at all more difficult than Metastasio caused me great bother.”
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Effort expended, or inconvenience experienced, in doing something
“I'll give you the answer, to save you the bother of looking it up.”
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A troublesome or difficult situation
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“It would seem that I have now gotten myself into a spot of bother with the authorities.”
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A typically loud state of activity or disturbance
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“There appeared to be a spot of bother in the tavern nearby.”
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A state of (typically public) dissatisfaction, disturbance, or agitation
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A cause of great distress or annoyance
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A burden or ordeal that must be endured or overcome
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A great feeling or state of being sad or distressed
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The characteristic of repelling
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A boastful or ostentatious display
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Situations that require resolution
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Interjection
Used to express surprise, agitation or disappointment
“They are probably quite happy with their extra income and it is only when the awkward squad makes waves that they even bother to comment.”
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