HyperDic: bother

English > 8 senses of the word bother:
VERBsocialbother, trouble oneself, trouble, inconvenience oneselftake the trouble to do something
emotionbother, annoy, rag, get to, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devilcause annoyance in
socialbother, trouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommodeto cause inconvenience or discomfort to
motionbotherintrude or enter uninvited
emotionbothermake nervous or agitated
emotionbothermake confused or perplexed or puzzled
NOUNeventbother, fuss, trouble, hasslean angry disturbance
cognitionbother, annoyance, botheration, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the asssomething or someone that causes trouble
bother > pronunciation
Soundsbaa'dher
Rhymesaltogether ... zither: 43 rhymes with dher...
English > bother: 8 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn angry disturbance.
Example "a spot of bother"
Synonymsfuss, trouble, hassle
Broaderperturbation, disturbanceActivity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption
Spanishalboroto, escándalo, lata, lío, molestia, problema
Catalanlata, nosa
Verbsbotherto cause inconvenience or discomfort to
English > bother: 8 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningSomething or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness.
Example "a bit of a bother"
Synonymsannoyance, botheration, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the ass
Narrowerirritant, thornSomething that causes irritation and annoyance
nuisance(law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers / endangers life and health or is offensive
plagueAn annoyance
Broadernegative stimulusA stimulus with undesirable consequences
Spanishaburrimiento, fastidio, irritación, joroba, lata, macanazo, molestia, molienda, puñeta
Catalandestorb, enuig, enutjament, molèstia, nosa, tabarra
Verbsbothercause annoyance in
English > bother: 8 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningTake the trouble to do something; concern oneself.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
Example "Don't bother, please"
Synonymstrouble oneself, trouble, inconvenience oneself
Broaderstrive, reach, strainTo exert much effort or energy
Spanishmolestarse
English > bother: 8 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningCause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"
Synonymsannoy, rag, get to, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil
Narrowerantagonize, antagoniseProvoke the hostility of
eat into, fret, rankle, grategnaw into
fretCause annoyance in
get, get under one's skinirritate
harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provokeannoy continually or chronically
peeveCause to be annoyed, irritated, or resentful
ruffleTrouble or vex
BroaderdispleaseGive displeasure to
Similar tochafeFeel extreme / extreme irritation or anger
Spanishagobiar, enfadar, fastidiar, incomodar, irritar, molestar, mortificar, provocar, vejar
Catalanamoïnar, atabalar, enfadar, fastidiar, incomodar, irritar, molestar, mortificar, provocar, vexar
Nounsbother, botherationsomething or someone that causes trouble
botherationthe psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
English > bother: 8 senses > verb 3, social
MeaningTo cause inconvenience or discomfort to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymstrouble, put out, inconvenience, disoblige, discommode, incommode
Narrowerstraiten, distressBring into difficulties or distress, especially financial hardship
Broaderaffect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touchHave an effect upon
Spanishfastidiar, molestar
Catalanamoïnar, fastidiar, molestar
Nounsbotheran angry disturbance
botherationsomething or someone that causes trouble
botherationthe psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
English > bother: 8 senses > verb 4, motion
Meaningintrude or enter uninvited.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"Don't bother the professor while she is grading term papers"
Broaderintrude, irruptEnter uninvited
English > bother: 8 senses > verb 5, emotion
Meaningmake nervous or agitated.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will bother him; The performance is likely to bother Sue
Example"The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"
Broaderagitate, rouse, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge upCause to be agitated, excited, or roused
Similar tobothermake confused or perplexed or puzzled
Spanishdisturbar, irritar, molestar
Catalanirritar, molestar
Nounsbotherationsomething or someone that causes trouble
botherationthe psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
English > bother: 8 senses > verb 6, emotion
Meaningmake confused or perplexed or puzzled.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will bother him
Broaderconfuse, flurry, disconcert, put offCause to feel embarrassment
Similar tobothermake nervous or agitated
Spanishincomodar, irritar, molestar
Catalanirritar, molestar

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