pother


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poth·er

 (pŏth′ər)
n.
1. A commotion; a disturbance.
2. A state of nervous activity; a fuss.
3. A cloud of smoke or dust that chokes or smothers.
v. poth·ered, poth·er·ing, poth·ers
v.tr.
To make confused; trouble; worry.
v.intr.
To be overly concerned with trifles; fuss.

[Origin unknown.]
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pother

(ˈpɒðə)
n
1. a commotion, fuss, or disturbance
2. a choking cloud of smoke, dust, etc
vb
to make or be troubled or upset
[C16: of unknown origin]
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poth•er

(ˈpɒð ər)

n.
1. commotion; uproar.
2. a heated discussion, debate, or argument.
3. a choking or suffocating cloud, as of smoke or dust.
v.t., v.i.
4. to worry; bother.
[1585–95; orig. uncertain]
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pother


Past participle: pothered
Gerund: pothering

Imperative
pother
pother
Present
I pother
you pother
he/she/it pothers
we pother
you pother
they pother
Preterite
I pothered
you pothered
he/she/it pothered
we pothered
you pothered
they pothered
Present Continuous
I am pothering
you are pothering
he/she/it is pothering
we are pothering
you are pothering
they are pothering
Present Perfect
I have pothered
you have pothered
he/she/it has pothered
we have pothered
you have pothered
they have pothered
Past Continuous
I was pothering
you were pothering
he/she/it was pothering
we were pothering
you were pothering
they were pothering
Past Perfect
I had pothered
you had pothered
he/she/it had pothered
we had pothered
you had pothered
they had pothered
Future
I will pother
you will pother
he/she/it will pother
we will pother
you will pother
they will pother
Future Perfect
I will have pothered
you will have pothered
he/she/it will have pothered
we will have pothered
you will have pothered
they will have pothered
Future Continuous
I will be pothering
you will be pothering
he/she/it will be pothering
we will be pothering
you will be pothering
they will be pothering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pothering
you have been pothering
he/she/it has been pothering
we have been pothering
you have been pothering
they have been pothering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pothering
you will have been pothering
he/she/it will have been pothering
we will have been pothering
you will have been pothering
they will have been pothering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pothering
you had been pothering
he/she/it had been pothering
we had been pothering
you had been pothering
they had been pothering
Conditional
I would pother
you would pother
he/she/it would pother
we would pother
you would pother
they would pother
Past Conditional
I would have pothered
you would have pothered
he/she/it would have pothered
we would have pothered
you would have pothered
they would have pothered
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pother - an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there was a terrible flap about the theft"
agitation - a mental state of extreme emotional disturbance
Verb1.pother - make upset or troubled
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"
2.pother - make a fuss; be agitated
fret, fuss, niggle - worry unnecessarily or excessively; "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"
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pother

noun
Needless trouble:
verb
To worry over trifles:
Informal: take on.
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Translations

pother

[ˈpɒðəʳ] Nlío m
all this pother!¡qué lío!
to make a pother about stharmar un lío a causa de algo
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pother

n (old)Aufruhr m, → Wirbel m; to make a pother about somethingwegen etw (ein) Theater machen
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References in classic literature ?
Their entrance into the yew-tree arbor surprised several fowls that were recreating themselves by scratching deep holes in the dusty ground, and at once took flight with much pother and cackling.
Yon is a man's voice, if I mistake not, and a man should be always ready to get himself out from his own pothers."
24 -- Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump face each other on Monday in the first of three debates amidst months of angrier and meaner political pother.
Table 1 Pother Traite des Obligations Van der Linden Koopmans Handboek (1806) Translated by Van der Linden (1804) Boek I Deel I Van het geen tot het wezen der Afd XIV Van de verbintenissen behoort...
SATURDAY'S SOLUTION: chert; cherty; chip; chirp; chirpy; chit; choir; chop; chore; chypre; cipher; echo; echt; ephor; epoch; etch; ethic; hector; heir; heriot; hero; heroic; hire; hoer; hope; hoper; hype; hyper; hypo; HYPOCRITE; ichor; itch; itchy; oche; ochre; ochry; other; perch; phot; photic; pitch; pitcher; pitchy; pith; pithy; porch; pother; retch; rhotic; rich; rochet; tech; techy; theory; thorp; thrice; thrip; tich; torch; trophic; trophy.
Apart from the low-level cross-resistance of HCT-116 [p53.sup.-/-] cells to reserpine compared to wild-type HCT-116 [p53.sup.+/+] cell, the pother drug-resistant cell lines overexpressing ABCB1, ABCG2, or EGFR did not reveal cross-resistance to reserpine.
There is no trace of such administrative pother in 1272, which was also a case of inheritance by a nephew, so lack of a direct heir cannot account for the difference.
"He came in to see us the pother day which was really nice.
(3) Examples include Fujii (2009), Newbury and Newbury (2000), Pother (2002) and Strauss (2006).
In Europe, the frond life-cycle is expected to last at most seven months in any given annual season because all fronds are killed by winter frost (Pakeman, et al., 1994; Pakeman and Marrs, 1996; Pother, et al., 2005; Marrs and Watt, 2006), and there should therefore be less investment in fronds, in terms of biomass/length and biomass/density.
As you might have guessed, despite all the pother, no earthquake rattled New Madrid on that occasion (Spence et al., 1993; Toumey, 1996, pp.