Definition Of bother


(of a circumstance or event) worry, disturb, or upset (someone).

secrecy is an issue that bothers journalists

effort, worry, or difficulty.

he saved me the bother of having to come up with a speech

take the trouble to do something.

nobody bothered locking the doors

Example Of bother

  • A third goal at that stage would have saved Rangers a lot of bother .

  • A woman who turned 104 last Thursday had just one wish for her birthday - she didn't want any fuss or bother .

  • A year earlier the players had presented a programme of works by Bach, Vivaldi, and Mozart without any fuss or bother .

  • Although Kenneth's absence did bother him, the circumstances of his father's death were his main concern.

  • And Grace never wanted to bother anybody, never wanted to inconvenience people.

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