verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of bother
synonym study for bother
OTHER WORDS FROM botherun·both·ered, adjectiveun·both·er·ing, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for bother
The argument also went that the lack of publicity would dissuade would-be hostage-takers from bothering to grab reporters.
A friendship-starting, pain-decreasing, Kremlin-bothering pass for dropping F-bombs?
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.
The Taube has been bothering us again, but wound up its manœuvres very decently by killing some fish for our dinner.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Many, like myself, find the last less trouble and expense than bothering with incubators.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Black Hood vaulted into the roadster without bothering to open the door.
But no matter what happens, time and the world rolls by as indifferently as though there was nothing worth bothering about.The Whale and the Grasshopper|Seumas O'Brien
That was what was bothering Brodrick; for it was Jane's hand, in its freedom, that had kept the standard of the magazine so high.The Creators|May Sinclair