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English definition of “bother”

bother

verb [I] (MAKE AN EFFORT)   /ˈbɑð·ər/
to make an effort to do something, esp. something that is not convenient: You won’t get any credit for doing it, so why bother? Don’t bother doing the laundry. [+ to infinitive] He didn’t even bother to say goodbye.
(Definition of bother verb (MAKE AN EFFORT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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