verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of bother
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OTHER WORDS FROM botherun·both·ered, adjectiveun·both·er·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for bother
He hasn't bothered to visit Iguala, the place where the students were abducted and killed.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The speculation that the next Bond might be black has Rushbo all hot and bothered.
Nobody bothered to tell Mister Ham about it until the following August.
And he scarcely bothered to hide his chief ambition: to lead his country as prime minister.
“We are still very girly,” Jolly said, who is not bothered by the traditionally feminine nature of the trucks they drive.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sangree bothered her with no special attentions, and after all they were very little together.Three More John Silence Stories|Algernon Blackwood
As I said, the place must be made to pay, that's the first point; the second is, that I am not to be bothered.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume II (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Yet, when I was a young man, I never bothered my head about royalty, but I was as full of wild fancies as a balloon is of wind.The Whale and the Grasshopper|Seumas O'Brien
She liked well enough to have a friend drop in and talk to her when she was on duty, but she hated to be bothered about books.Summer|Edith Wharton
Their footsteps, for they no longer bothered to tread silently, sounded like thunder in their ears.The Adventure Girls at K Bar O|Clair Blank