1 bother /ˈbɑːðɚ/ verb
bothers; bothered; bothering
1 bother
bothers; bothered; bothering
Learner's definition of BOTHER
[+ object] : to cause (someone) to feel troubled, worried, or concerned
◊ To not bother yourself about/with something or not bother your head about/with something is to not worry or be concerned about something.
[+ object] : to annoy (someone) : to cause (someone) to feel annoyed
[no object]
: to take the time to do something : to make an effort to do something
often followed by to + verb or by -ing verb
◊ If you can't be bothered to do something, you do not want to make an effort to do it or are not interested in doing it.
: to be concerned with or about something
[+ object] : to interrupt or talk to (someone who is working or who wants to be alone)
[+ object]
: to make (someone) feel sick or uncomfortable
: to cause a painful or unpleasant feeling in (part of someone's body)
chiefly British, somewhat old-fashioned used as an interjection to express annoyance or frustration
2 bother /ˈbɑːðɚ/ noun
2 bother
Learner's definition of BOTHER
[singular] : someone or something that is annoying or that causes trouble
[noncount] : trouble or difficulty : inconvenience