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worry
WordNet 2.0
  • something or someone that causes anxiety
  • a source of unhappiness
  • "New York traffic is a constant concern"
  • "it''s a major worry"
  • a strong feeling of anxiety
  • "his worry over the prospect of being fired"
  • "it is not work but worry that kills"
  • "he wanted to die and end his troubles"
  • touch or rub constantly
  • "The old man worried his beads"
  • lacerate by biting
  • "the dog worried his bone"
  • disturb the peace of mind of
  • afflict with mental agitation or distress
  • "I cannot sleep--my daughter''s health is worrying me"
  • be concerned with
  • "I worry about my grades"
  • be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy
  • "I worry about my job"
  • be on the mind of
  • "I worry about the second Germanic consonant"
worry
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
  • 1. To harass by pursuit and barking; to attack repeatedly; also, to tear or mangle with the teeth.

    "A hellhound that doth hunt us all to death; That dog that had his teeth before his eyes, To worry lambs and lap their gentle blood." -- Shak.

    2. To harass or beset with importunity, or with care an anxiety; to vex; to annoy; to torment; to tease; to fret; to trouble; to plague. "A church worried with reformation." South.

    "Let them rail, And worry one another at their pleasure." -- Rowe.

    "Worry him out till he gives consent." -- Swift.

    3. To harass with labor; to fatigue. [Colloq.]

  • 1. To feel or express undue care and anxiety; to manifest disquietude or pain; to be fretful; to chafe; as, the child worries; the horse worries.

  • 1. A state of undue solicitude; a state of disturbance from care and anxiety; vexation; anxiety; fret; as, to be in a worry. "The whir and worry of spindle and of loom." Sir T. Browne.

 

I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning to sail my ship.

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