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Definition of bother:

  1. One who, or that which, bothers; state of perplexity or annoyance; embarrassment; worry; disturbance; petty trouble; as, to be in a bother.
  2. To annoy; to trouble; to worry; to perplex. See Pother.
  3. To feel care or anxiety; to make or take trouble; to be troublesome.


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