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noun bother pronunciation in British English /ˈbɒðə(r)/
  1. 1
    [uncountable] trouble or difficulty caused by doing something when this is annoying but not very serious

    It will be an awful lot of bother going by bus.

    the bother of doing something:

    I didn’t want the bother of carrying a camera around.

    save someone the bother:

    I’ll get a taxi and save you the bother of taking me.

  2. 2
    [singular] something or someone that causes trouble or annoys you

    I hope George wasn’t too much of a bother.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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