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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋbɑðZ 〕


〔 ˊbɒðә 〕

Overview of noun bother

The noun bother has 2 senses

  • fuss, trouble, bother, hassle -- (an angry disturbance; "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother")

  • annoyance, bother, botheration, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the ass -- (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")

Overview of verb bother

The verb bother has 6 senses

  • trouble oneself, trouble, bother, inconvenience oneself -- (take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don't bother, please")

  • annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil -- (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")

  • trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode, bother -- (to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but...")

  • bother -- (intrude or enter uninvited; "Don't bother the professor while she is grading term papers")

  • bother -- (make nervous or agitated; "The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster")

  • bother -- (make confused or perplexed or puzzled)