bother-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: take the trouble

Does he ever bother to brush his teeth?
Please, don't bother.
Why did she bother to go at all?
He never bothered about what other people thought.

VerbNet: marvel-31.3
PropBank: bother.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: disturb, annoy

That old war wound is bothering me again.
The light bothered his eyes.
It bothered her religious scruples to schedule a meeting on the Sabbath.
Charlie's attachment to his ex-wife bothers her.
His sudden disappearance bothered the detective.
I'm sorry to bother you, but you're stepping on my cape.
Don't bother the professor while he's working.

VerbNet: amuse-31.1,pain-40.8.1
PropBank: bother.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6