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English definition of “bother”

bother

noun [U] (EFFORT)    /ˈbɒð.ər/ US  /ˈbɑː.ðɚ/
trouble or problems: I can take you - it's really no bother. Some people don't get married because they don't want the bother (= they don't want to make the effort that is necessary). Please don't go to any bother on my account (= don't make any special effort for me). It hardly seems worth the bother to go all that way just for two nights.UK I had a bit of bother getting hold of his phone number.Inconvenience
(Definition of bother noun (EFFORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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