verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of bother
Related formsun·both·ered, adjectiveun·both·er·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for bothering
The argument also went that the lack of publicity would dissuade would-be hostage-takers from bothering to grab reporters.
I think I had more of an artistic thing bouncing around and bothering me.How ‘Transcendence’ Director Wally Pfister Became Christopher Nolan’s Secret Weapon|Andrew Romano|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But by not bothering to run anyone, state Democratic parties remain enfeebled.Brooklyn’s Lazy Carpetbagger Sets His Sights on an Alaska Senate Seat|David Freedlander|December 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I am starting with a hunch, and that's why I'm bothering to ask the questions.
Her bra had been cut from her body, but whoever did it had only pulled up her shirt, not bothering to completely remove it.
He was restless, it seemed, and after months of irresponsibility, the thought of work was bothering him badly.Kenny|Leona Dalrymple
But Jimsy, bothering not at all at the laughing encomiums, proceeded to secure the rope to the Red Dragon.The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly|Margaret Burnham
Don't be bothering us about Winny's talk, but go and open the door for your brother.The Unicorn from the Stars and Other Plays|William B. Yeats
"Oh, there will be no slip between the lip and the dipper in this case, if that's what is bothering you," the contractor said.The Cottage of Delight|Will N. Harben
Why are you bothering yourself to lend that book”—he indicated William Morris by a movement of the head—“to everyone in the lab.The Plattner Story and Others|H. G. Wells