- (transitive & intransitive) If you bother to do something, you make an effort to do it.
- Don't bother with the dishes. I'll do them later.
- I didn't bother to clean up after he was finished.
- Did you bother going to the hospital to meet her?
- Sometimes wonder why I even bother.
- Nobody even bothered to ask how I was feeling.
- (transitive) If something bothers someone, it disturbs or worries them.
- Would it bother you if I smoked?
- My tooth has been bothering me lately.
- It bothered me that she had no answers.
- The water out here is peaceful, and there's nobody to bother you.
- Go back to sleep, Howie. I'm sorry I bothered you.
- (uncountable) A small trouble or problem.
- I can do it - no bother.
- It's not worth the bother. Just leave it there.
- (countable) A bother is somebody or something that makes trouble for you.
- I don't want to be a bother, so I'll just go out by myself.
- It's such a bother, I don't think I'll go.
- You say bother when you are annoyed.
- Oh, bother! Now I'll have to make it again.