- (transitive) To seize or shake by the throat, especially of a dog or wolf.
- Your dog’s been worrying sheep again.
- (transitive) To harass; to irritate or distress.
- The President was worried into military action by persistent advisors.
- (transitive) Disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress.
- Your tone of voice worries me.
- (intransitive) To be troubled, to give way to mental anxiety.
- Stop worrying about your test, it’ll be fine.
- (transitive, obsolete, except in Scots) To strangle.
NounWorry (plural worries)
- A strong feeling of anxiety.
- I'm afflicted by worry throughout the night.
- An instance or cause of such a feeling.
- My main worry is that I'll miss the train.
Adjectives for Worry
manifold (pi); mental; faint; territorial; eternal; death-dealing.
Verbs for Worry
afflict with—; allay—; bear—; beset with —; betray—; dispel—; drown—; experience——; immerse in—; induce—; occasion—; plunge into—; relieve of—; submerge in—; imburden—; —harasses; —harrows; — haunts; —hounds; —lashes; —oppresses; —plagues; —preys upon; —racks; —rends; —retards; —rings; —shatters; —weighs upon.
Adverbs for Worry
morbidly; miserably; neurotically; perpetually; abnormally; needlessly; desperately.
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