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Noun
An act or instance of annoying somebody
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Action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately
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Teasing
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(usually used in third person form "gets") Annoying or irritating (someone)
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“I don't know why he bothers me with this kind of rubbish.”
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(clausal, followed by for or about) Placing an emphasis of concern, interest or importance on someone or something
“They know what finals football is all about so the occasion won't bother us.”
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Present participle for to bother or cause unease to one's mental or emotional state
“That kind of jealousy doesn't bother me.”
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Present participle for to concern oneself with, or go to the trouble of, doing something
“Throwing the two things of hers on top of the gigantic masses of white fabric, she decided to bother herself with the task once she had some breakfast.”
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Present participle for to disturb the composure of
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Present participle for to tease, typically in a good-natured way
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Present participle for to demand earnestly or pressingly
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Present participle for to take violent or aggressive action against
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Present participle for to be involved in
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Present participle for to put in the effort required to do something
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Present participle for be constantly or visibly anxious
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Present participle for to interfere in matters that are not one's concern
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Present participle for to continue to bring up as a point of contention
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Present participle for to approach and speak to boldly or aggressively
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Present participle for to damage, erode, or destroy by friction or use
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Present participle for to interrupt or intrude on a conversation or activity
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Present participle for to impede the work or progress of
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Present participle for suffer violent involuntary contraction of the muscles, producing contortion of the body or limbs
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Present participle for to tell a joke or talk in a playful manner
Adjective
Preventing concentration or diverting attention
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Intended to provoke or make fun of someone in a playful way
Adjective
Characterized by, or tending to cause, agitation or anxiety
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