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both·er

 (bŏth′ər)
v. both·ered, both·er·ing, both·ers
v.tr.
1. To cause to be irritated, especially by repeated acts; trouble or annoy: "I spoke French badly. So I always replied to him in English. This didn't bother him" (Paul Theroux). See Synonyms at annoy.
2. To make agitated or perplexed; upset: "Jerry could see ... how much the doctor had been bothered by the failure of the first surgery" (Rick Bass).
3. To intrude on without warrant or invitation; disturb: "When I saw him slumped in a chair, deep in thought, I decided not to bother him" (Pat Toomay).
4. To give discomfort or pain to: a back condition that bothers her constantly.
5. To take the trouble (to do something); concern oneself with (accomplishing something): "Most people [with the syndrome] have such mild symptoms that they never bother to see a doctor" (Jane E. Brody).
v.intr.
To take trouble; concern oneself: "old, hard-to-reach coal seams that were too complex or dangerous for other coal companies to bother with" (Jeff Goodell).
n.
A cause or state of disturbance.
interj.
Used to express annoyance or mild irritation.

[Probably from dialectal bodder, possibly of Celtic origin.]

bother

(ˈbɒðə)
vb
1. (tr) to give annoyance, pain, or trouble to; irritate: his bad leg is bothering him again.
2. (tr) to trouble (a person) by repeatedly disturbing; pester: stop bothering your father!.
3. (intr) to take the time or trouble; concern oneself: don't bother to come with me.
4. (tr) to make (a person) alarmed or confused: the thought of her husband's return clearly bothered her.
n
5. a state of worry, trouble, or confusion
6. a person or thing that causes fuss, trouble, or annoyance
7. informal a disturbance or fight; trouble (esp in the phrase a spot of bother)
interj
chiefly Brit an exclamation of slight annoyance
[C18: perhaps from Irish Gaelic bodhar deaf, vexed; compare Irish Gaelic buairim I vex]

both•er

(ˈbɒð ər)
v.t.
1. to give trouble to; annoy; pester: Noise bothers me.
2. to bewilder; confuse: His inability to get the joke bothered him.
3. to worry; distress: It bothers us that she is so careless.
v.i.
4. to take the trouble; trouble or inconvenience oneself: Don't bother to call.
n.
5. something or someone troublesome or burdensome.
6. effort, work, or worry: Gardening takes more bother than it's worth.
7. a worried or perplexed state: Don't get into such a bother about small matters.
[1710–20; orig. Hiberno-E]
syn: bother, annoy, plague imply persistent interference with one's comfort or peace of mind. To bother is to cause irritation or weariness, esp. by repeated interruptions in the midst of pressing duties: Don't bother me while I'm working. To annoy is to cause mild irritation or mental disturbance, as by repetition of an action that displeases: The dog's constant barking annoyed the neighbors. To plague is to trouble or bother, but usu. connotes severe mental distress: The family was plagued by lack of money.

bother


Past participle: bothered
Gerund: bothering

Imperative
bother
bother
Present
I bother
you bother
he/she/it bothers
we bother
you bother
they bother
Preterite
I bothered
you bothered
he/she/it bothered
we bothered
you bothered
they bothered
Present Continuous
I am bothering
you are bothering
he/she/it is bothering
we are bothering
you are bothering
they are bothering
Present Perfect
I have bothered
you have bothered
he/she/it has bothered
we have bothered
you have bothered
they have bothered
Past Continuous
I was bothering
you were bothering
he/she/it was bothering
we were bothering
you were bothering
they were bothering
Past Perfect
I had bothered
you had bothered
he/she/it had bothered
we had bothered
you had bothered
they had bothered
Future
I will bother
you will bother
he/she/it will bother
we will bother
you will bother
they will bother
Future Perfect
I will have bothered
you will have bothered
he/she/it will have bothered
we will have bothered
you will have bothered
they will have bothered
Future Continuous
I will be bothering
you will be bothering
he/she/it will be bothering
we will be bothering
you will be bothering
they will be bothering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bothering
you have been bothering
he/she/it has been bothering
we have been bothering
you have been bothering
they have been bothering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bothering
you will have been bothering
he/she/it will have been bothering
we will have been bothering
you will have been bothering
they will have been bothering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bothering
you had been bothering
he/she/it had been bothering
we had been bothering
you had been bothering
they had been bothering
Conditional
I would bother
you would bother
he/she/it would bother
we would bother
you would bother
they would bother
Past Conditional
I would have bothered
you would have bothered
he/she/it would have bothered
we would have bothered
you would have bothered
they would have bothered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bother - an angry disturbancebother - an angry disturbance; "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother"
disturbance, perturbation - activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption; "the term `distress' connotes some degree of perturbation and emotional upset"; "he looked around for the source of the disturbance"; "there was a disturbance of neural function"
2.bother - something or someone that causes troublebother - 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"
negative stimulus - a stimulus with undesirable consequences
nuisance - (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
irritant, thorn - something that causes irritation and annoyance; "he's a thorn in my flesh"
plague - an annoyance; "those children are a damn plague"
Verb1.bother - take the trouble to do somethingbother - take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don't bother, please"
strain, strive, reach - to exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear"
2.bother - cause annoyance inbother - 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"
get under one's skin, get - irritate; "Her childish behavior really get to me"; "His lying really gets me"
eat into, rankle, grate, fret - gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered"
chafe - feel extreme irritation or anger; "He was chafing at her suggestion that he stay at home while she went on a vacation"
peeve - cause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
ruffle - trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody's composure"
fret - cause annoyance in
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"
antagonize, antagonise - provoke the hostility of; "Don't antagonize your boss"
displease - give displeasure to
3.bother - to cause inconvenience or discomfort tobother - to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but..."
affect, bear upon, impact, bear on, touch on, touch - have an effect upon; "Will the new rules affect me?"
distress, straiten - bring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
4.bother - intrude or enter uninvited; "Don't bother the professor while she is grading term papers"
intrude, irrupt - enter uninvited; "They intruded on our dinner party"; "She irrupted into our sitting room"
5.bother - make nervous or agitated; "The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"
charge up, commove, agitate, rouse, excite, turn on, charge - cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"
bother - make confused or perplexed or puzzled
6.bother - make confused or perplexed or puzzled
disconcert, flurry, confuse, put off - cause to feel embarrassment; "The constant attention of the young man confused her"
bother - make nervous or agitated; "The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"

bother

verb
1. concern yourself, take the time, make the effort, go to the trouble, trouble yourself, burden yourself, inconvenience yourself Most of the papers didn't even bother reporting it.
2. trouble, concern, worry, upset, alarm, disturb, distress, annoy, dismay, gall, disconcert, vex, perturb, faze, put or get someone's back up That kind of jealousy doesn't bother me.
3. pester, plague, irritate, put out, harass, nag, hassle (informal), inconvenience, molest, breathe down someone's neck, get on your nerves (informal), nark (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. slang), bend someone's ear (informal), give someone grief (Brit. & S. African), get on your wick (Brit. slang) I don't know why he bothers me with this kind of rubbish.
pester help, support, further, aid, assist, relieve, facilitate, succour
noun
1. trouble, problem, worry, difficulty, strain, grief (Brit. & S. African), fuss, pest, irritation, hassle (informal), nuisance, flurry, uphill (S. African), inconvenience, annoyance, aggravation, vexation Most men hate the bother of shaving.
trouble use, help, service, benefit, aid, advantage, comfort, convenience

bother

verb
1. To trouble the nerves or peace of mind of, especially by repeated vexations:
Idioms: get in one's hair, get on one's nerves, get under one's skin.
2. To impair or destroy the composure of:
Informal: rattle.
noun
2. The feeling of being annoyed:
3. Needless trouble:
Translations
ازْعاج، مُضايَقَهمُزعج، مُضايقيُزْعِجُ ، يُضايِقُيُزْعِجُ نَفْسَهُ، يُضايِقُيُقْلَقُ
obtěžovatobtěžovat seobtížotravapotíž
bekymre sigbesværgøre sig den ulejlighedirriteremas
vaivatahäiriöhäiritävaiva
zamarati se
angraómaka sig, hafa fyriróòægindivesen
悩ます
괴롭히다
bėdarūpestistrukdytivargintivargintis
apgrūtinājumsapgrūtinātDon’t bother!nepatikšanasNepūlieties!
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besvära
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bother

[ˈbɒðəʳ]
A. N
1. (= nuisance) → molestia f, lata f
what a bother!¡qué lata!
it's such a bother to cleanes una lata limpiarlo, es muy incómodo limpiarlo
2. (= problems) → problemas mpl
I found the street without any botherencontré la calle sin problemas
do you have much bother with your car?¿tienes muchos problemas con el coche?
he had a spot of bother with the policetuvo un pequeño problema con la policía
3. (= trouble) → molestia f
it isn't any bother; it's no botherno es ninguna molestia
I went to the bother of finding oneme tomé la molestia de buscar uno
4. (Brit) (= violence) to go out looking for bothersalir a buscar camorra
B. VT
1. (= worry) → preocupar; (= annoy) → molestar, fastidiar
does the noise bother you?¿le molesta el ruido?
does it bother you if I smoke?¿le molesta que fume?
his leg bothers himle duele la pierna
to bother o.s. about/with sthmolestarse or preocuparse por algo
2. (= inconvenience) → molestar; (= pester) → dar la lata a
I'm sorry to bother youperdona la molestia
don't bother me!¡no me molestes!, ¡no fastidies!, ¡no me friegues! (LAm)
please don't bother me about it nowle ruego que no me moleste con eso ahora
C. VI (= take trouble) → tomarse la molestia (to do de hacer) to bother about/withmolestarse or preocuparse por
don't botherno te molestes, no te preocupes
he didn't even bother to writeni siquiera se molestó en escribir
D. EXCL¡porras!

bother

[ˈbɒðər]
vt
(= worry) → tracasser
What's bothering you? → Qu'est-ce qui te tracasse?
to bother o.s. with sth (= concern o.s. with) → se tracasser avec qch
I don't need to bother myself with the details → Je n'ai pas à me tracasser avec les détails.
(= torment) → importuner, ennuyer
(= disturb) → déranger
I'm sorry to bother you → Excusez-moi de vous déranger.
to bother doing sth, to bother to do sth (= trouble to) → prendre la peine de faire qch
He didn't bother to tell me about it → Il n'a pas pris la peine de m'en parler.
I can't be bothered to
I can't be bothered to go → J'ai vraiment la flemme d'y aller.
(expletive) (mainly British) (old-fashioned) bother it! → zut!
vi
(= take trouble) please don't bother → ne vous dérangez pas
don't bother → ce n'est pas la peine
to bother about sth (= worry) → se soucier de qch
n (= trouble) → mal m
it's no bother! → aucun problème!
it's too much bother
BUT c'est trop compliqué.
without any bother → sans problème
it's less bother → c'est plus simple
it's such a bother! → quelle barbe!
the bother of sth → la corvée de qch
the bother of shaving → la corvée du rasage
it's a bother → c'est une corvée
it is a bother to have to do sth → c'est vraiment ennuyeux d'avoir à faire qch
excl (mainly British) (old-fashioned)zut!

bother

vt
(= annoy, trouble, person, noise) → belästigen; (sb’s behaviour, tight garment, hat, long hair)ärgern, stören; (= cause disturbance to, light, noise, sb’s presence, mistakes etc) → stören; (= give trouble, back, teeth etc) → zu schaffen machen (+dat); (= worry)Sorgen machen (+dat); (matter, problem, question)beschäftigen, keine Ruhe lassen (+dat); I’m sorry to bother you but …es tut mir leid, dass ich Sie damit belästigen muss, aber …; well I’m sorry I bothered youentschuldigen Sie, dass ich (überhaupt) gefragt habe; don’t bother your head about thatzerbrechen Sie sich (dat)darüber nicht den Kopf; don’t bother yourself about thatmachen Sie sich (dat)darüber mal keine Gedanken or Sorgen; I wouldn’t let it bother medarüber würde ich mir keine Sorgen or Gedanken machen; I shouldn’t let it bother youmachen Sie sich mal keine Sorgen; don’t bother me!lass mich in Frieden!; he was always bothering me to lend him moneyer hat mich dauernd um Geld angegangen; could I bother you for a light?dürfte ich Sie vielleicht um Feuer bitten?; one thing is still bothering himeins stört ihn noch; what’s bothering you?was haben Sie denn?; is something bothering you?haben Sie etwas? ? hot
I/he can’t be botheredich habe/er hat keine Lust; I can’t be bothered with people like him/with operafür solche Leute/für Opern habe ich nichts übrig; I can’t be bothered to do or with doing thatich habe einfach keine Lust, das zu machen; he can’t be bothered about or with small matters like thatmit solchen Kleinigkeiten gibt er sich nicht ab; do you want to stay or go? — I’m not botheredwillst du bleiben oder gehen? — das ist mir egal; I’m not bothered about him/the moneyseinetwegen/wegen des Geldes mache ich mir keine Gedanken
(= take trouble to do) don’t bother to do it againdas brauchen Sie nicht nochmals zu tun; don’t bother to askSie brauchen nicht (zu) fragen; I won’t bother asking YOU again!DICH werde ich bestimmt nicht mehr fragen!; she didn’t even bother to ask/check firstsie hat gar nicht erst gefragt/nachgesehen; please don’t bother getting up or to get upbitte, bleiben Sie doch sitzen; you needn’t bother to comeSie brauchen wirklich nicht (zu) kommen
visich kümmern (about um); (= get worried)sich (dat)Sorgen machen (about um); don’t bother about me!machen Sie sich meinetwegen keine Sorgen; (sarcastic) → ist ja egal, was ich will; to bother with somebodysich mit jdm abgeben; he/it is not worth bothering aboutüber ihn/darüber brauchen wir gar nicht zu reden, er/das ist nicht der Mühe wert; I’m not going to bother with thatdas lasse ich; I didn’t bother about lunchich habe das Mittagessen ausgelassen; don’t bother!nicht nötig!; really you needn’t have bothered!das wäre aber wirklich nicht nötig gewesen!; don’t bother!nicht nötig!; really you needn’t have bothered!das wäre aber wirklich nicht nötig gewesen!
n
(= nuisance)Plage f; it’s such a botherdas ist wirklich lästig or eine Plage; I’ve forgotten it, what a botherich habe es vergessen, wie ärgerlich or so was Ärgerliches; he/the car can be a bit of a botherer/das Auto kann einem wirklich Schwierigkeiten machen; I know it’s an awful bother for you but …ich weiß, dass Ihnen das fürchterliche Umstände macht, aber …
(= trouble, contretemps etc)Ärger m; (= difficulties)Schwierigkeiten pl; she’s in a spot of bothersie hat Schwierigkeiten; we had a spot or bit of bother with the carwir hatten Ärger mit dem Auto; I didn’t have any bother getting the visaes war kein Problem, das Visum zu bekommen; I’ll do it tonight, no bother (inf)kein Problem, das mache ich heute Abend; that’s all right, it’s no botherbitte schön, das tue ich doch gern; it wasn’t any bother (= don’t mention it)das ist gern geschehen; (= not difficult)das war ganz einfach; the children were no bother at allwir hatten mit den Kindern überhaupt keine Probleme; to go to a lot of bother to do somethingsich (dat)mit etw viel Mühe geben; please don’t put yourself to any bother on my accountmachen Sie meinetwegen keine Umstände
interjMist (inf); bother that man!zum Kuckuck mit ihm! (inf); oh bother this lock!das ist ein doofes Schloss! (inf)

bother

[ˈbɒðəʳ]
1. n (nuisance) → seccatura, noia; (trouble) → fastidio, disturbo
it is a bother to have to go → è una seccatura dover andare
that's no bother, I'll see to it → non c'è problema, ci penso io
the children were no bother at all → i bambini non hanno dato nessun fastidio
it wasn't any bother (don't mention it) → si figuri!, s'immagini!
he had a spot of bother with the police → ha avuto delle noie con la polizia
2. vt (worry) → preoccupare; (annoy) → seccare, infastidire, dar fastidio a
to bother doing or to do sth → darsi la pena di fare qc
I'm sorry to bother you with my problems → mi spiace importunarti con i miei problemi
does the noise bother you? → ti dà fastidio il rumore?
don't bother me! → lasciami in pace!
I can't be bothered going out or to go out → proprio non mi va di uscire
his leg bothers him → gli fa un po' male la gamba
he didn't even bother to write → non si è nemmeno sprecato a scrivere due righe
3. vi to bother (about)preoccuparsi (di or per)
please don't bother → non si scomodi
4. excluffa!, accidenti!

bother

(ˈboðə) verb
1. to annoy or worry. The noise bothered the old man.
2. to take the trouble. Don't bother to write – it isn't necessary.
noun
1. trouble, nuisance or worry.
2. something or someone that causes bother. What a bother all this is!
ˈbothersome adjective
causing bother or annoyance. a bothersome cough.

bother

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bother

vt molestar; Is your neck bothering you?..¿Le molesta el cuello?
References in classic literature ?
Nicholas private dwelling, where the fertilizer prevails, and the goat sleeps with the guest, and the chickens roost on him and the cow comes in and bothers him when he wants to muse, it would have been another matter altogether; but he surely could not have had a very cheerless time of it in that pretty dungeon.
He sits month after month, with his lazy legs crossed before him; he leaves the girls to pine on the stem, and he bothers his uncle to know the reason why
As for other things, I daresay she's like the rest o' the women--thinks two and two 'll come to make five, if she cries and bothers enough about it.
Forgive me; it is the Latin that bothers me -- that terrible mine of etymologies.
You despise my mother--I know you do--because she's conventional and bothers over puddings; but, oh goodness
He never makes it his business to inquire whether you are in the right or in the wrong, never bothers as to whether you are going up or down upon life's ladder, never asks whether you are rich or poor, silly or wise, sinner or saint.
Captain, 'tis not the beam which bothers us, 'tis the door, which is all covered with iron bars.
That's what bothers me--I can't put my hand on a motive.
As for the Glass Cat-- properly named Bungle--if she bothers you I now give you my permission to break her in two, for she is not respectful and does not obey me.
There you are right side up with care; and mind, now, if your ankle bothers you, and you are laid up with it, I am to be your footman.
He lets me take the work home, now that I am old and the noise of the machine bothers my head.
What bothers me," remarked Peter absently, "is that skull.