Bedeutung von “bother” — Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /ˈbɒðər/
Extra Examples
Would it bother you if I played some music?His whistling was starting to bother me.I hope you're not bothered by my phone calls.It bothers me that she doesn't even seem aware of the problem.He made one or two negative remarks but it didn't bother me in the least.

A2 to annoy someone by trying to get their attention when they do not want to see you or talk to you:

Don't bother your father when he's working.
Sorry to bother you, but could you spare any change?

B2 to make someone feel worried or upset:

Living on my own doesn't bother me at all.
DO [ I, T ]

B2 to make the effort to do something:

[ + doing sth ] Don't bother making the bed - I'll do it later.
[ + to do sth ] He didn't even bother to call.
can't be bothered informal

If you can't be bothered to do something, you are too lazy or tired to do it:

[ + to do sth ] I can't be bothered to iron my clothes.
not bothered UK informal

If you are not bothered about something, it is not important to you and does not worry you:

"Do you want tea or coffee?" "Either, I'm not bothered."
I'm not bothered whether I win or lose.

(Definition von “bother verb” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)