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  1. [noun] an angry disturbance; "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother"
    Synonyms: fuss, trouble, hassle

  2. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: annoyance, ation, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the ass

  3. [verb] take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don't bother, please"
    Synonyms: trouble oneself, trouble, inconvenience oneself

  4. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: annoy, rag, get to, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil

  5. [verb] to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble you, but..."
    Synonyms: trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode

  6. [verb] intrude or enter uninvited; "Don't bother the professor while she is grading term papers"

  7. [verb] make nervous or agitated; "The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"

  8. [verb] make confused or perplexed or puzzled


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