Bother

Definition of Bother

Both´er
v. t.1.To annoy; to trouble; to worry; to perplex. See Pother.
[imp. & p. p. Bothered ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Bothering.]
v. i.1.To feel care or anxiety; to make or take trouble; to be troublesome.
Without bothering about it.
- H. James.
n.1.One who, or that which, bothers; state of perplexity or annoyance; embarrassment; worry; disturbance; petty trouble; as, to be in a bother.

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