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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 both·er /ˈbɑðɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Both·er, v. i. To feel care or anxiety; to make or take trouble; to be troublesome.
    Without bothering about it.   --H. James.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Both·er v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bothered (░); p. pr. & vb. n. Bothering.]  To annoy; to trouble; to worry; to perplex. See Pother.
 Note:The imperative is sometimes used as an exclamation mildly imprecatory.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: an angry disturbance; "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they
           had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother" [syn: fuss, trouble,
      2: 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]
      v 1: take the trouble to do something; concern oneself; "He did
           not trouble to call his mother on her birthday"; "Don't
           bother, please" [syn: trouble oneself, trouble, inconvenience
      2: 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]
      3: to cause inconvenience or discomfort to; "Sorry to trouble
         you, but..." [syn: trouble, put out, inconvenience,
         disoblige, discommode, incommode]
      4: intrude or enter uninvited; "Don't bother the professor
         while she is grading term papers"
      5: make nervous or agitated; "The mere thought of her bothered
         him and made his heart beat faster"
      6: make confused or perplexed or puzzled