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Verb: worry  wur-ee or wú-ree [N. Amer], wú-ree [Brit]
  1. Be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy
    "I worry about my job";
    - sweat
     
  2. Be concerned with (something considered important)
    "I worry about my grades";
    - care
     
  3. Disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress
    "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me";
    - vex
     
  4. Be on the mind of
    "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift";
    - concern, interest, occupy
     
  5. Lacerate by biting
    "the dog worried his bone"
     
  6. Touch or rub constantly
    "The old man worried his beads"
Noun: worry  wur-ee or wú-ree [N. Amer], wú-ree [Brit]
  1. Something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
    "it's a major worry";
    - concern, headache, vexation
     
  2. A strong feeling of anxiety
    "his worry over the prospect of being fired"; "it is not work but worry that kills";
    - trouble

Derived forms: worries, worrying, worried

Type of: anxiety, cark, disorder, disquiet, distract, incise, mind, negative stimulus, perturb, rub, trouble, unhinge

Antonym: reassure

Encyclopedia: Worry