Definition of 'bother'
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Is nobody bothered about noise any more? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Then why on earth should any of us bother to buy vehicle insurance? The Sun (2017)Is she bothered by police harassment as well as surveillance? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Fourteen per cent no longer bother with a wallet or purse. The Sun (2016)In the referendum people who usually cannot be bothered decided that they could be bothered. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It does not bother me one bit. The Sun (2016)You haven't bothered to get in any soft drinks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It won't bother him if the forecast rain arrived. The Sun (2016)I just block them, it doesn't bother me much. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why is there so much news on the radio if most people do not bother with it? Times, Sunday Times (2014)It certainly bothered that woman on the plane. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The dream is telling you about something bothering your subconscious. The Sun (2013)Would an arms giant really bother spying on a small group like this? Times, Sunday Times (2014)If this bothers you then again you have the power to change things. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Will anyone bother to use such a service? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Not that it bothers the police too much. AT HOME WITH THE QUEEN: The Inside Story of the Royal Household (2002)So does it matter that people are becoming less bothered about what people think of them? Times, Sunday Times (2010)People we thought were friends for life no longer bother. The Sun (2014)You can lose a kidney without much bother. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You would be amazed how it saves the bother of buying fresh carpets each day. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We can hardly be bothered to watch the programme now. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This spoiler business bothers him a little. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many wasted teaching time by coming to seminars totally unprepared and clearly not having bothered to do any work. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Who's bothered anyway the darts are back soon! Times, Sunday Times (2013)It's a bother and a worry. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Those looking for a practical motor won't be bothered though. The Sun (2015)There is no shortage of pop stars so consumed by ambition that they wouldn't let such concerns bother them for a second. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'bother'
British English: bother /ˈbɒðə/ VERB
If you do not bother to do something or if you do not botherwith it, you do not do it, consider it, or use it because you think it is unnecessary or because you are too lazy.
Lots of people don't bother to go through a marriage ceremony.
- American English: bother
- Arabic: يُقْلَقُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: incomodar
- Chinese: 打扰
- Croatian: zamarati se
- Czech: obtěžovat (se)
- Danish: gøre sig den ulejlighed
- Dutch: de moeite nemen
- European Spanish: molestarse importunar
- Finnish: vaivata
- French: se tracasser
- German: kümmern (sich)
- Greek: ασχολούμαι
- Italian: infastidire
- Japanese: 悩ます
- Korean: 괴롭히다
- Norwegian: bry
- Polish: przejmować się
- European Portuguese: incomodar
- Romanian: a se deranja
- Russian: беспокоить
- Spanish: molestar
- Swedish: besvära
- Thai: ทำให้ยุ่งยาก
- Turkish: zahmet etmek
- Ukrainian: турбувати(ся)
- Vietnamese: quấy rầy
British English: bother NOUN
Bother means trouble or difficulty. You can also use bother to refer to an activity which causes this, especially when you would prefer not to do it or get involved with it.
I usually buy sliced bread–it's less bother.
Definition of bother from the Collins English Dictionary
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