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A source of irritation or annoyance:
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  1. A source of irritation or annoyance:
  2. Something that vexes; cause of annoyance or distress
  3. The condition of being vexed; annoyance:
Anything inconvenient
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  1. Anything inconvenient
  2. Something inconvenient.
  3. The quality or state of being inconvenient; lack of comfort, ease, etc.; bother; trouble
To afflict with pain or discomfort:
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  1. To afflict with pain or discomfort:
  2. To cause mental agitation to; worry; harass; perturb; vex
  3. To pester, annoy, tease, bother, etc.
An objection; a protest:
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  1. An objection; a protest:
  2. A flurry of nervous, excited, often needless activity; bustle
  3. Trouble, difficulty, or bother
A state of being uneasy, apprehensive, or worried about what may happen; concern about a possible future event
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  1. A state of being uneasy, apprehensive, or worried about what may happen; concern about a possible future event
  2. A cause of anxiety:
  3. A state of apprehension and fear resulting from the anticipation of a threatening event or situation. &diamf3; In psychiatry, a patient has an anxiety disorder &diamf3; if normal psychological functioning is disrupted or if anxiety persists without an identifiable cause.
One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother:
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  1. One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother:
  2. An act, condition, thing, or person causing trouble, annoyance, or inconvenience
  3. (Law) A use of property or course of conduct that interferes with the legal rights of others by causing damage, annoyance, or inconvenience.
A question proposed for solution or consideration
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  1. A question proposed for solution or consideration
  2. A situation, matter, or person that is hard to deal with or understand:
  3. A misgiving, objection, or complaint:
Interest in or regard for a person or thing
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  1. Interest in or regard for a person or thing
  2. Regard for or interest in someone or something:
  3. Worry; anxiety
Interest, regard, or liking:
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  1. Interest, regard, or liking:
  2. Upkeep; maintenance:
  3. Attentive assistance or treatment to those in need:
To press the strings (of a banjo, etc.) against the frets
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  1. To press the strings (of a banjo, etc.) against the frets
  2. To be irritated, annoyed, or querulous; worry
  3. To ornament with a fret
(Idiomatic) To make an extra effort.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To make an extra effort.
To try; to work towards a goal.
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  1. To try; to work towards a goal.
To cause irritation to (another); make somewhat angry.
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  1. To cause irritation to (another); make somewhat angry.
  2. (Archaic) To harass or disturb by repeated attacks.
  3. To harm by repeated attacks; harry; molest
Any of various highly infectious, usually fatal epidemic diseases.
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  1. Any of various highly infectious, usually fatal epidemic diseases.
  2. To be a widespread or continuous problem or defect in:
  3. An often fatal disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, transmitted to humans usually by fleas that have bitten infected rats or other rodents. &diamf3; Bubonic plague , the most common type, is characterized by the tender, swollen lymph nodes called buboes, fever, clotting abnormalities of the blood, and tissue necrosis. An epidemic of bubonic plague in fourteenth-century Europe and Asia was known as the Black Death.
To keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)
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  1. To keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)
  2. To cause difficulty or trouble to:
  3. To give trouble to, esp. in a petty or nagging way; disturb, annoy, irritate, etc.
  1. To bother, harass or annoy persistently.
  2. To annoy persistently, as with repeated demands or questions.
  3. To annoy constantly or repeatedly with petty irritations; bother; vex
To disturb, interfere with, or annoy:
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  1. To disturb, interfere with, or annoy:
  2. To annoy, interfere with, or meddle with so as to trouble or harm, or with intent to trouble or harm
  3. To subject (a child) to sexual contact.
(Physiology) To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
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  1. (Physiology) To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
  2. To cause someone to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
  3. (Physiol.) To excite (an organ, muscle, etc.) to a characteristic action or function by a stimulus
To be irritating, wearisome, or vexing to.
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  1. To be irritating, wearisome, or vexing to.
  2. To annoy, disgust, irritate, tire out, etc.
To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset:
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  1. To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset:
  2. To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
  3. To break up the settled order or orderly working of
To give rise to; bring about:
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  1. To give rise to; bring about:
  2. To stir to action or feeling:
  3. To bring about deliberately; induce:
To trouble, worry, or torment, as with cares, debts, repeated questions or demands, etc.
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  1. To trouble, worry, or torment, as with cares, debts, repeated questions or demands, etc.
  2. To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
  3. To trouble by repeated raids or attacks, etc.; harry
To annoy or harass persistently; pester; nag
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  1. To annoy or harass persistently; pester; nag
  2. To ask or nag (someone) about something in an annoying and persistent way; pester:
To pressure or force from a place or situation:
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  1. To pressure or force from a place or situation:
  2. To hunt or chase with or as with hounds; chase or follow continually; nag
  3. To make repeated demands of or subject to persistent criticism:
To comb (flax or hemp) with a hatchel.
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  1. To comb (flax or hemp) with a hatchel.
  2. To annoy or harass (a speaker) by interrupting with questions or taunts
  3. To try to embarrass and annoy (someone speaking or performing in public) by questions, gibes, or objections; badger.
To exasperate; annoy; vex
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  1. To exasperate; annoy; vex
  2. To annoy or exasperate:
  3. To make worse or more troublesome:
To extract, identify, or cause to come about. Used with out :
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  1. To extract, identify, or cause to come about. Used with out :
  2. To separate the structural parts of a tissue, as with a needle, in order to prepare it for microscopic examination.
  3. To cut (tissue, for example) into pieces for examination.
To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
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  1. To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
  2. To drive with or as with a goad; prod into action; urge on
To carry further; advance:
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  1. To carry further; advance:
  2. To proceed along, follow, or continue with (a specified course, action, plan, etc.)
  3. To take action regarding (something), especially with the intention of sustained effort:
To annoy, harass, or tease
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  1. To annoy, harass, or tease
  2. To annoy, pester, or harass:
  3. To cause to undergo great physical pain or mental anguish.
To cause extreme physical or mental pain to; agonize
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  1. To cause extreme physical or mental pain to; agonize
  2. To bring great physical or mental pain upon (another).
  3. To subject (a person or animal) to torture.
To reproach in a mocking, insulting, or contemptuous manner:
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  1. To reproach in a mocking, insulting, or contemptuous manner:
  2. To make fun of (someone); to goad (a person) into responding, often in an aggressive manner.
  3. To drive or provoke (a person) by taunting
To cause continual discomfort, pain, etc.
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  1. To cause continual discomfort, pain, etc.
  2. To scold, complain, or find fault constantly:
  3. To annoy by continual scolding, faultfinding, complaining, urging, etc.
To browbeat; bully
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  1. To browbeat; bully
  2. (Intransitive) To behave like a bully; swagger.
  3. To intimidate or dominate in a blustering way.
To disturb, distress, or exhaust by repeated demands or criticism; harass.
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  1. To disturb, distress, or exhaust by repeated demands or criticism; harass.
  2. To raid, esp. repeatedly, and ravage or rob; pillage; plunder
  3. To batter or buffet. Used of the wind or storms:
To increase the gravity or intensity of:
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  1. To increase the gravity or intensity of:
  2. To irritate or annoy very much; make angry; vex
  3. (Archaic) To intensify (a feeling, disease, etc.); aggravate
To irritate; annoy; vex
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  1. To irritate; annoy; vex
  2. To sting with or as if with a nettle.
To move or be conveyed in opposite directions at the same time:
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  1. To move or be conveyed in opposite directions at the same time:
  2. To go or extend across; pass from one side of to the other:
  3. (Sports) To propel (a ball or puck) as a cross, as in soccer.
To make more intense or sharp; aggravate (disease, pain, annoyance, etc.)
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  1. To make more intense or sharp; aggravate (disease, pain, annoyance, etc.)
  2. To make worse (pain, anger, etc.) worse; aggravate.
  3. To increase the severity, violence, or bitterness of; aggravate:
To stop (someone engaged in an activity) by saying or doing something:
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  1. To stop (someone engaged in an activity) by saying or doing something:
  2. To cause an activity to stop by saying or doing something.
  3. To break in upon (a person) who is speaking, working, etc.; stop or hinder
To cause bother to; inconvenience
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  1. To cause bother to; inconvenience
  2. To put to inconvenience; trouble.
  3. To cause someone inconvenience
To cause inconvenience to; cause trouble or bother to; incommode
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  1. To cause inconvenience to; cause trouble or bother to; incommode
  2. To cause inconvenience to; trouble:
To interfere with action or progress.
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  1. To interfere with action or progress.
  2. To obstruct or delay the progress of:
  3. To keep back; restrain; get in the way of; prevent; stop
To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
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  1. To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
To bore a hole or passage
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  1. To bore a hole or passage
  2. To form (a tunnel, for example) by drilling, digging, or burrowing.
  3. In fluid mechanics, a jump in the level of moving water, generally propagating in the opposite direction to the current. Strong ocean tides can cause bores to propagate up rivers.
(Obs.) To overthrow
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  1. (Obs.) To overthrow
  2. To cause grievous physical or mental suffering to.
  3. To cause pain or suffering to; distress very much
To spoil; ruin.
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  1. To spoil; ruin.
  2. To confuse completely; muddle
  3. To possess with or as if with a devil; bewitch.
To trouble persistently; harass.
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  1. To trouble persistently; harass.
  2. To attack from all sides; harass or besiege
  3. To cover or set thickly with; stud
To intimidate with harsh, stern looks and talk; bully
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  1. To intimidate with harsh, stern looks and talk; bully
  2. To intimidate or subjugate by an overbearing manner or domineering speech; bully.
  3. To bully in an intimidating, bossy, or supercilious way.
To tease (someone) by offering something desirable but keeping it out of reach
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  1. To tease (someone) by offering something desirable but keeping it out of reach
  2. To be strongly attractive to; excite the senses or desire of:
  3. To excite by exposing something desirable that remains or is made difficult or impossible to obtain:
To grow large; bulge:
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  1. To grow large; bulge:
  2. To equip (a room or telephone circuit, for example) with a concealed electronic listening device.
  3. An insect, spider, or similar organism. Not in scientific use.
To make peevish or bad-tempered; annoy
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  1. To make peevish or bad-tempered; annoy
  2. To cause to be annoyed or resentful.
  3. To annoy; vex.
To feel sharp pains in the bowels
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  1. To feel sharp pains in the bowels
  2. (Informal) To irritate; annoy:
  3. To have or cause to have sharp pain in the bowels.
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To move by way of an intangible force or impetus; move as if on water:
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  1. To move by way of an intangible force or impetus; move as if on water:
  2. To sit on and be carried along by a horse or other animal, esp. one controlled by the rider
  3. To work or move from the proper place, especially on the body:
(Idiomatic) To bully, harass or make fun of a victim; to bother or harass.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To bully, harass or make fun of a victim; to bother or harass.
To form needles in crystallization
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  1. To form needles in crystallization
  2. To sew or do similar work with a needle.
  3. To separate tissues by means of one or two needles in the dissection of small parts.
To bother or harass:
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  1. To bother or harass:
  2. To have a hassle
  3. To annoy, harass, etc.
Alternative spelling of nudzh.
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  1. Alternative spelling of nudzh.
  2. To act like a noodge.
  3. To annoy with persistent complaining, asking, urging, etc.; nag
To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
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  1. To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
  2. To trouble emotionally or mentally; upset:
  3. To break in on; interrupt
To exhaust or weaken with strain of any sort
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  1. To exhaust or weaken with strain of any sort
  2. To mar or otherwise treat (an object or fabric, for example) to give the appearance of an antique or of heavy prior use.
  3. To cause sorrow, misery, or suffering to; pain
To become overturned or upset
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  1. To become overturned or upset
  2. To cause to overturn; knock or tip over:
  3. To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
To cause mental or emotional suffering to; distress:
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  1. To cause mental or emotional suffering to; distress:
  2. To cause physical damage to (something); harm:
  3. To give or have the sensation of pain; be sore
To fail to please or to be disagreeable (to); annoy; offend; irritate
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  1. To fail to please or to be disagreeable (to); annoy; offend; irritate
  2. To give displeasure or offense.
  3. To fail to satisfy; to miss of.
To frustrate (plans, for example) by throwing into disorder; disarrange.
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  1. To frustrate (plans, for example) by throwing into disorder; disarrange.
  2. To cause to lose composure; embarrass or confuse:
  3. To upset the composure of; embarrass; confuse
To cause to feel anxious, distressed, or troubled.
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  1. To cause to feel anxious, distressed, or troubled.
  2. To annoy, bother, harass, vex, etc.
  3. To touch or handle something nervously or persistently:
To cause to move with violence or sudden force.
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  1. To cause to move with violence or sudden force.
  2. To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
  3. To stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
To make anxious, uneasy, or restless; disturb; fret
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  1. To make anxious, uneasy, or restless; disturb; fret
  2. To deprive of peace or rest; trouble.
To cause (a system) to become altered or imbalanced from a normal state:
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  1. To cause (a system) to become altered or imbalanced from a normal state:
  2. (--- Physics & Astronomy) To cause perturbation in (the orbit of a celestial body, for example) by gravitational interaction.
  3. To cause to be alarmed, agitated, or upset; disturb or trouble greatly
(Now Rare) To disturb the order of
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  1. (Now Rare) To disturb the order of
  2. To put into a state of disorder.
  3. To disturb the composure or calm of; perturb.
To cause difficulties to; hinder; impede
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  1. To cause difficulties to; hinder; impede
  2. To become flustered, self-conscious, etc.
  3. To cause to feel self-conscious, confused, and ill at ease; disconcert; fluster
To become unsettled
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  1. To become unsettled
  2. To bring into disorder or disarray
  3. To change from a settled condition; disrupt:
(Archaic) To defeat in battle; vanquish.
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  1. (Archaic) To defeat in battle; vanquish.
  2. To frustrate the plans or expectations of
  3. To make uneasy or perplexed; disconcert.
To cause to suffer; hurt; distress
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  1. To cause to suffer; hurt; distress
  2. To cause physical pain to; hurt:
To cause to be sorrowful; distress:
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  1. To cause to be sorrowful; distress:
  2. To cause to feel grief; afflict with deep, acute sorrow or distress
  3. (Archaic) To hurt or harm.
To confuse, puzzle or befuddle someone, especially with many different things.
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  1. To confuse, puzzle or befuddle someone, especially with many different things.
  2. (Archaic) To cause to be lost, as in a wilderness
  3. To confuse hopelessly, as by something complicated or involved; befuddle; puzzle
To mix up; jumble together; put into disorder
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  1. To mix up; jumble together; put into disorder
  2. (--- Archaic) To cause to feel embarrassment.
  3. To cause to be unable to think with clarity or act with intelligence or understanding; bewilder or perplex.
To make confusedly intricate; complicate:
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  1. To make confusedly intricate; complicate:
  2. To confuse or trouble with uncertainty or doubt.
To put a ruffle on (a garment, for example).
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  1. To put a ruffle on (a garment, for example).
  2. To take away the smoothness of; wrinkle; ripple
  3. To become disturbed, irritated, etc.
To punish (one's body) or control (one's physical desires and passions) by self-denial, fasting, etc., as a means of religious or ascetic discipline
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  1. To punish (one's body) or control (one's physical desires and passions) by self-denial, fasting, etc., as a means of religious or ascetic discipline
  2. To cause to experience shame, humiliation, or wounded pride.
  3. To cause to feel shame, humiliation, chagrin, etc.; injure the pride or self-respect of
To cause to feel chagrin; embarrass or distress
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  1. To cause to feel chagrin; embarrass or distress
To be disturbing or irritating; grate:
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  1. To be disturbing or irritating; grate:
  2. To cause to give a harsh or discordant sound
  3. To shock or surprise.
(Humorous) To throw into a state of confusion; to befuddle or perplex.
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  1. (Humorous) To throw into a state of confusion; to befuddle or perplex.
  2. (Informal) To upset the composure of; disconcert
(Idiomatic) To defy convention; to do something in a manner that is unusual or out of the ordinary.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To defy convention; to do something in a manner that is unusual or out of the ordinary.
To exasperate; annoy; vex
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  1. To exasperate; annoy; vex
  2. To annoy or exasperate:
  3. To make worse or more troublesome:
To harm by repeated attacks; harry; molest
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  1. To harm by repeated attacks; harry; molest
  2. To be annoying
  3. To cause irritation to (another); make somewhat angry.
To equip (a room or telephone circuit, for example) with a concealed electronic listening device.
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  1. To equip (a room or telephone circuit, for example) with a concealed electronic listening device.
  2. To make (the eyes) bulge or grow large.
  3. An insect, spider, or similar organism. Not in scientific use.
To be or become vexed, irritated, or impatient
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  1. To be or become vexed, irritated, or impatient
  2. To rub so as to stimulate or make warm
  3. To wear away or irritate by rubbing or friction:
To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
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  1. To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
  2. To break in on; interrupt
  3. To intrude on; inconvenience:
To increase the gravity or intensity of:
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  1. To increase the gravity or intensity of:
  2. (Archaic) To intensify (a feeling, disease, etc.); aggravate
  3. To irritate or annoy very much; make angry; vex
To wear away by gnawing, rubbing, corroding, etc.
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  1. To wear away by gnawing, rubbing, corroding, etc.
  2. To move agitatedly.
  3. To make or form by wearing away
To become worn or sore by abrasion.
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  1. To become worn or sore by abrasion.
  2. To irk or exasperate; vex:
  3. To wear away or make sore by abrasion; chafe:
To work for gain or profit; make money:
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  1. To work for gain or profit; make money:
  2. To go and bring
  3. To cause to move or leave:
To be irritating, wearisome, or vexing to.
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  1. To be irritating, wearisome, or vexing to.
  2. To annoy, disgust, irritate, tire out, etc.
(Physiology) To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
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  1. (Physiology) To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
  2. To make sore or inflamed:
  3. To cause someone to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
To sting with or as if with a nettle.
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  1. To sting with or as if with a nettle.
  2. To irritate; annoy; vex
To cause to be annoyed or resentful.
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  1. To cause to be annoyed or resentful.
  2. To make peevish or bad-tempered; annoy
  3. To annoy; vex.
To stir to action or feeling:
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  1. To stir to action or feeling:
  2. To give rise to; bring about:
  3. To bring about deliberately; induce:
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  1. Roil
  2. To stir up (liquid); roil.
  3. To anger or irritate.
To turn over (the pages of a book, etc.) rapidly
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  1. To turn over (the pages of a book, etc.) rapidly
  2. To search for something in a container:
  3. To put a ruffle on (a garment, for example).
To cause difficulty or trouble to:
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  1. To cause difficulty or trouble to:
  2. To keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)
  3. To give trouble to, esp. in a petty or nagging way; disturb, annoy, irritate, etc.
To stir up or shake up
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  1. To stir up or shake up
  2. To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
  3. To stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
(Now Rare) To disturb the order of
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  1. (Now Rare) To disturb the order of
  2. To disturb the composure or calm of; perturb.
  3. To put into a state of disorder.
To make anxious, uneasy, or restless; disturb; fret
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  1. To make anxious, uneasy, or restless; disturb; fret
  2. To deprive of peace or rest; trouble.
To attract (the attention) away from its original focus; divert.
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  1. To attract (the attention) away from its original focus; divert.
  2. To cause to feel worried or uneasy; unsettle:
  3. To cause (someone) to have difficulty paying attention to something:
To break up the settled order or orderly working of
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  1. To break up the settled order or orderly working of
  2. To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
  3. To intrude on; inconvenience:
To agitate, stir, or confuse.
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  1. To agitate, stir, or confuse.
  2. To move in a quick, flustered way
  3. To move or come down in a flurry.
(Intransitive) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
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  1. (Intransitive) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
  2. To make or become nervous or upset.
  3. (By extension) To confuse, befuddle, throw into panic by making overwrought with confusion.
To cause to be alarmed, agitated, or upset; disturb or trouble greatly
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  1. To cause to be alarmed, agitated, or upset; disturb or trouble greatly
  2. To cause (a system) to become altered or imbalanced from a normal state:
  3. (--- Physics & Astronomy) To cause perturbation in (the orbit of a celestial body, for example) by gravitational interaction.
A relatively hard, naturally occurring mineral material. Rock can consist of a single mineral or of several minerals that are either tightly compacted or held together by a cementlike mineral matrix. The three main types of rock are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.
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  1. A relatively hard, naturally occurring mineral material. Rock can consist of a single mineral or of several minerals that are either tightly compacted or held together by a cementlike mineral matrix. The three main types of rock are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.
  2. (Music) To play or dance to rock music.
  3. To excite or cause strong feeling in, as by playing rock music.
To take away the smoothness of; wrinkle; ripple
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  1. To take away the smoothness of; wrinkle; ripple
  2. To turn over (the pages of a book, etc.) rapidly
  3. To beat (a drum, etc.) with a ruffle
To brandish or wave, especially in anger:
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  1. To brandish or wave, especially in anger:
  2. To cause to tremble, vibrate, or rock:
  3. To get rid of or put an end to:
To put in a given position, condition, or situation:
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  1. To put in a given position, condition, or situation:
  2. To throw or propel to the ground:
  3. To toss a coin with (someone) for deciding something according to which side will land uppermost
To bring into disorder or disarray
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  1. To bring into disorder or disarray
  2. To become unsettled
  3. To change from a settled condition; disrupt:
To become overturned or upset
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  1. To become overturned or upset
  2. To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
  3. To disturb the functioning, order, or course of:
To provide with ratlines
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  1. To provide with ratlines
  2. To secure ratlines to (shrouds).
The act of aggravating, or making worse, or the condition of being aggravated
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  1. The act of aggravating, or making worse, or the condition of being aggravated
  2. Exasperation; annoyance
  3. A source of continuing, increasing irritation or trouble.
A thing or person that annoys
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  1. A thing or person that annoys
  2. An annoying or being annoyed
  3. A cause of irritation or vexation; a nuisance.
The state of being beset.
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A source of irritation.
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  1. A source of irritation.
  2. A source of irritation:
  3. Any medication designed to cause irritation
The act of irritating:
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  1. The act of irritating:
  2. The fact or condition of being irritated
  3. The condition of being irritated; vexation:
One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother:
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  1. One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother:
  2. An act, condition, thing, or person causing trouble, annoyance, or inconvenience
  3. (Law) A use of property or course of conduct that interferes with the legal rights of others by causing damage, annoyance, or inconvenience.
A resentful mood:
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  1. A resentful mood:
  2. An object of dislike; annoyance
  3. An annoyance or grievance.
Any contagious epidemic disease that is deadly; esp., bubonic plague
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  1. Any contagious epidemic disease that is deadly; esp., bubonic plague
  2. (Informal) A nuisance; annoyance
  3. An often fatal disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, transmitted to humans usually by fleas that have bitten infected rats or other rodents. &diamf3; Bubonic plague , the most common type, is characterized by the tender, swollen lymph nodes called buboes, fever, clotting abnormalities of the blood, and tissue necrosis. An epidemic of bubonic plague in fourteenth-century Europe and Asia was known as the Black Death.
(Obs.) An instrument of torture or the torture inflicted
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  1. (Obs.) An instrument of torture or the torture inflicted
  2. Great pain or anguish, physical or mental; suffering; agony
  3. A source of pain, anxiety, or annoyance
A source of irritation or annoyance:
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  1. A source of irritation or annoyance:
  2. Something that vexes; cause of annoyance or distress
  3. The condition of being vexed; annoyance:
Exasperation.
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  1. Exasperation.
  2. A source of continuing, increasing irritation or trouble.
  3. Exasperation; annoyance
A thing or person that annoys
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  1. A thing or person that annoys
  2. An annoying or being annoyed
  3. A cause of irritation or vexation; a nuisance.
(Informal) Bother
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  1. (Informal) Bother
  2. The act of bothering, or state of being bothered; cause of trouble; perplexity; annoyance; vexation.
The state of being exasperated; frustrated annoyance.
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  1. The state of being exasperated; frustrated annoyance.
  2. The act or an instance of exasperating.
  3. An exasperating or being exasperated; great irritation or annoyance
The act of irritating:
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  1. The act of irritating:
  2. The fact or condition of being irritated
  3. The condition of being irritated; vexation:
A source of irritation or annoyance:
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  1. A source of irritation or annoyance:
  2. Something that vexes; cause of annoyance or distress
  3. The condition of being vexed; annoyance:
The act of bothering, or state of being bothered; cause of trouble; perplexity; annoyance; vexation.
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  1. The act of bothering, or state of being bothered; cause of trouble; perplexity; annoyance; vexation.
  2. (Informal) Bother
A flurry of nervous, excited, often needless activity; bustle
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  1. A flurry of nervous, excited, often needless activity; bustle
  2. An objection; a protest:
  3. Trouble, difficulty, or bother
(Archaic) A choking cloud of smoke, dust, etc.
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  1. (Archaic) A choking cloud of smoke, dust, etc.
  2. A commotion; a disturbance.
  3. An uproar, commotion, fuss, etc.
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Synonym Study

  • Plague suggests mental torment comparable to the physical suffering caused by an affliction
  • To tease is to annoy by persistent, irritating actions, remarks, or requests
  • Irk stresses a wearing down of one's patience by persistent annoyance
  • Vex implies a more serious source of irritation and greater disturbance, often intense worry
  • Annoy implies temporary disturbance of mind caused by something that displeases one or tries one's patience
  • Bother implies disturbance of one's peace of mind and may suggest mild perplexity or anxiety
Find another word for bother. In this page you can discover 185 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for bother, like: vexation, inconvenience, fuss (over), trouble, fuss, anxiety, nuisance, problem, concern, care and put oneself out.