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Definition of "bother" []

  • To disturb or anger, especially by minor irritations; annoy. See Synonyms at annoy. (verb-transitive)
  • To make agitated or nervous; fluster. (verb-transitive)
  • To make confused or perplexed; puzzle. (verb-transitive)
  • To intrude on without invitation or warrant; disturb. (verb-transitive)
  • To give trouble to: a back condition that bothers her constantly. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bother" in a sentence
  • "Yeah, hats off to them, no doubt most of them have been in bother that would make any man tremble."
  • "The Tongan king on the other hand is happy to have dispensed with Nepotism after sacking his own bother from the job as PM prior, and has used Sevele for bleeding the country dry of its hard earned dollars and aid by handing over millions of dollars in exchange for public owned assets that the king claimed belonged to himself."
  • "Does the impression the New York senator can't win bother her?"