Crossword clues for bother
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Bother \Both"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bothered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Bothering.] [Cf. Ir. buaidhirt trouble, buaidhrim I vex.] To annoy; to trouble; to worry; to perplex. See Pother.
Note: The imperative is sometimes used as an exclamation mildly imprecatory.
Bother \Both"er\, v. i. To feel care or anxiety; to make or take trouble; to be troublesome.
Without bothering about it.
Bother \Both"er\, n. One who, or that which, bothers; state of perplexity or annoyance; embarrassment; worry; disturbance; petty trouble; as, to be in a bother.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1718, probably from Anglo-Irish pother, because its earliest use was by Irish writers Sheridan, Swift, Sterne. Perhaps from Irish bodhairim "I deafen." Related: Bothered; bothering. As a noun from 1803.
interj. A mild expression of annoyance. n. 1 fuss, ado. 2 trouble, inconvenience. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To annoy, to disturb, to irritate. 2 (context intransitive English) To feel care or anxiety; to make or take trouble; to be troublesome. 3 (context intransitive English) To do something which is of negligible inconvenience.
something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness; "washing dishes was a nuisance before we got a dish washer"; "a bit of a bother"; "he's not a friend, he's an infliction" [syn: annoyance, botheration, pain, infliction, pain in the neck, pain in the ass]
cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves" [syn: annoy, rag, get to, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil]
intrude or enter uninvited; "Don't bother the professor while she is grading term papers"
make nervous or agitated; "The mere thought of her bothered him and made his heart beat faster"
make confused or perplexed or puzzled
"Bother" is the second single from the alternative metal band Stone Sour's first album Stone Sour. It was originally released as a solo song by frontman Corey Taylor, but the billing was later changed to Stone Sour. The song was one of Stone Sour's first songs to put them into the mainstream. The cover features Taylor's hands and rings, one of them being a Spider-Man ring which is a reference to the song being featured on the soundtrack to the film Spider-Man (although the track is credited to Taylor as the performer not Stone Sour) and to Taylor being a fan of Spider-Man. The other has the number 8 on it, representing Taylor's number in Slipknot. Taylor has stated that the song is about when he moved back to Des Moines from Denver, where he hoped to try to move forward with his music.
Bother may refer to:
- Bother (song), a 2003 song by Stone Sour
- Bother! The Brain of Pooh, a one-man show
Usage examples of "bother".
New Orleans, simply clothed in homespun cotton striped red and blue, abysmally poor and surrounded by swarms of children who all seemed to bear names like Nono and Vev6 and Bibi, cheerfully selling powdered file and alligator hides and going away again without bothering, like the Americans did, to sample the delights of the big city.
Cloud snorted and the other horses acted bothered, but the ambient was otherwise quiet, and Cloud settled to being brushed again, rocking gently to the strong strokes Danny put into it.
Yo mun leearn to tak nowt as a bother, An' to yor own comforts be blind.
You probably spent the morning practicing Solar Pool and dreaming about anachronistic distaff apparel, and never bothered to keep up with world events.
Irritably, Colette put the trout in the fridge, cleaned the fennel, made vinaigrette for the avocados, and decided to eat the apricots as they were, without bothering to make tart crust.
I waited for an opportunity to talk, I had second thoughts about these things that bothered me and this feeling that Asad Khalil was trying keys to the elevator about now.
Et Avian turned, stooped, and crawled from the tent, not bothering to put on his helmet, anger providing sufficient heat to get him to his own tent.
When Azar turned her head away, he wondered if his appearace bothered her.
Just as the beeper vibrates again for the second installment, but Nathan, not bothering, rebuttons his jacket.
CHAPTER XII TOOLS OF MURDER SUCH big men of murder as Itch Fendel and Marcus Beld never bothered with performing the actual kill themselves.
It was only at this point that Jemima recognised the voice of Randall Birley, since he had never bothered to announce his identity.
They did not even bother to heave the Biter to, just handed spokes to bring her to the shake, so cranky was she under bodged-up head sails a jury staysail instead of fore course and her brig sail Shockhead was popular but men died, that was the general attitude: he should have kept his eyes aloft, and not sailed with such a drunken crew.
Herrac, here, was setting out to kidnap an envoy and a chest of gold belonging to the King of Scotland, without even having bothered to check with his fellow Borderers, to see if they would help in the battle that was planned to result from the kidnapping.
Dave were swearing their heads off as they spoke with her and he knew that was what was bothering him.
One of her twin daughters was unable to talk to her about what was bothering her and something was definitely bothering her, she knew.