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Adjective: worried  wur-ud or wú-reed or wú-rid [N. Amer], wú-reed or wú-rid [Brit]
  1. Afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief
    "worried parents"; "a worried frown"; "one last worried check of the sleeping children";
    - disquieted, distressed, disturbed, upset, cut up [informal]
  2. Mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc
    "not used to a city and worried about small things";
    - apprehensive
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 [N. Amer, informal]
  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"

See also: troubled, uneasy

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

Antonym: reassure

Encyclopedia: Worried

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