bother: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bo'ur), [key]
- to give trouble to; annoy; pester; worry: His baby sister bothered him for candy.
- to bewilder; confuse: His inability to understand the joke bothered him.
- to take the trouble; trouble or inconvenience oneself: Don't bother to call. He has no time to bother with trifles.
- something troublesome, burdensome, or annoying: Doing the laundry every week can be a terrible bother.
- effort, work, or worry: Gardening takes more bother than it's worth.
- a worried or perplexed state: Don't get into such a bother about small matters.
- someone or something that bothers or annoys: My cousin is a perpetual bother to me.
- (used to express mild irritation.)
- bother (Thesaurus)