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wor·ry

 (wûr′ē, wŭr′ē)
v. wor·ried, wor·ry·ing, wor·ries
v.intr.
1. To feel uneasy or concerned about something; be troubled. See Synonyms at brood.
2.
a. To seize something with the teeth and bite or tear repeatedly: a squirrel worrying at a nut.
b. To touch or handle something nervously or persistently: worry at a hangnail.
c. To attempt to deal with something in a persistent or dogged manner: worried along at the problem.
v.tr.
1. To cause to feel anxious, distressed, or troubled. See Synonyms at trouble.
2.
a. To seize with the teeth and bite or tug at repeatedly: a dog worrying a bone.
b. To touch or handle nervously or persistently: worrying the loose tooth.
c. To attack roughly and repeatedly; harass: worrying the enemy ships.
d. To bother or annoy, as with petty complaints.
e. To attempt to deal with in a persistent or repeated manner: Analysts have worried the problem for a decade.
3. To chase and nip at or attack: a dog worrying steers.
n. pl. wor·ries
1. The act of worrying or the condition of being worried; persistent mental uneasiness: "Having come to a decision, the lad felt a sense of relief from the worry that had haunted him for many sleepless nights" (Edgar Rice Burroughs).
2. A source of nagging concern or uneasiness.
Idiom:
not to worry Informal
There is nothing to worry about; there is no need to be concerned: "But not to worry: it all ... falls into place in the book's second half, where the language is plainer" (Hallowell Bowser).

[Middle English werien, worien, to strangle, from Old English wyrgan; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

wor′ri·er n.
Word History: The ancestor of worry, the Old English verb wyrgan, meant "to strangle." Its Middle English descendant, worien, kept this sense and developed the new sense "to grasp by the throat with the teeth and lacerate" or "to kill or injure by biting and shaking." This is the way wolves might attack sheep, for example. In the 1500s worry began to be used in the sense "to harass, as by rough treatment or attack" or "to assault verbally," and in the 1600s the word took on the sense "to bother, distress, or persecute." It was a small step from this sense to the main modern senses "to cause to feel anxious or distressed" and "to feel troubled or uneasy," first recorded in the 1800s.

worried

(ˈwʌrɪd)
adj
feeling uneasy about a situation or thing; anxious
ˈworriedly adv

wor•ried

(ˈwɜr id, ˈwʌr-)

adj.
1. having or characterized by worry; concerned; anxious.
2. indicating, expressing, or attended by worry: worried looks.
[1550–60]
wor′ried•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.worried - afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or griefworried - afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief; "too upset to say anything"; "spent many disquieted moments"; "distressed about her son's leaving home"; "lapsed into disturbed sleep"; "worried parents"; "a worried frown"; "one last worried check of the sleeping children"
troubled - characterized by or indicative of distress or affliction or danger or need; "troubled areas"; "fell into a troubled sleep"; "a troubled expression"; "troubled teenagers"
2.worried - mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc; "apprehensive about her job"; "not used to a city and worried about small things"; "felt apprehensive about the consequences"
uneasy - lacking a sense of security or affording no ease or reassurance; "farmers were uneasy until rain finally came"; "uneasy about his health"; "gave an uneasy laugh"; "uneasy lies the head that wears the crown"; "an uneasy coalition government"; "an uneasy calm"; "an uneasy silence fell on the group"

worried

Translations
قَلِققَلِق، مَهْموم
ustaranýznepokojený
bekymret
huolestunut
zabrinut
áhyggjufullur
心配している
걱정스러운
zaskrbljen
orolig
เป็นห่วงกังวล
lo lắng

worried

[ˈwʌrɪd] ADJ
1. (= anxious) [person] → preocupado; [look] → de preocupación
to be worriedestar preocupado
to be worried about sthestar preocupado por algo
if I'm late he gets worriedsi llego tarde se preocupa
I was getting worriedestaba empezando a preocuparme
you had me worriedme tenías preocupado
to be worried sick or to death (about sth)estar preocupadísimo or muy preocupado (por algo)
he was worried that she would report him to the policetenía miedo de que ella lo delatase a la policía
2. (= bothered) I'm not worriedme da igual, me tiene sin cuidado
I'm not worried either wayme da igual una cosa que otra

worried

[ˈwʌrid] adjinquiet/iète
She's very worried → Elle est très inquiète.
to be worried about sth → se faire du souci pour qch
I'm worried about the exams → Je me fais du souci pour les examens.
His parents were worried about his progress → Ses parents s'inquiétaient de ses progrès.
to be worried about sb → se faire du souci pour qn
to look worried → avoir l'air inquiet
She looks a bit worried → Elle a l'air un peu inquiète.
to be worried that ... → s'inquiéter de ce que ...

worried

adjbesorgt (about, by wegen); (= anxious also)beunruhigt; to be worried sickkrank vor Sorge(n) sein (inf)

worried

[ˈwʌrɪd] adjpreoccupato/a
to be worried about sth → essere preoccupato per qc
to be worried sick (fam) → essere preoccupatissimo/a
to be worried to death about sth/sb (fam) → essere molto ansioso/a per qc/qn

worry

(ˈwari) , ((American) ˈwə:ri) verb
1. to (cause to) feel anxious. His dangerous driving worries me; His mother is worried about his education; There's no need to worry just because he's late.
2. to annoy; to distract. Don't worry me just now – I'm busy!
3. to shake or tear with the teeth etc as a dog does its prey etc.
noun
(a cause of) anxiety. That boy is a constant (source of) worry to his mother!; Try to forget your worries.
ˈworried adjective
(negative unworried). a worried look.

worried

قَلِق ustaraný bekymret besorgt ανήσυχος preocupado huolestunut inquiet zabrinut preoccupato 心配している 걱정스러운 bezorgd engstelig zmartwiony preocupado озабоченный orolig เป็นห่วงกังวล endişeli lo lắng 担忧的
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Meg had told her adventures gayly and said over and over what a charming time she had had, but something still seemed to weigh upon her spirits, and when the younger girls were gone to bed, she sat thoughtfully staring at the fire, saying little and looking worried.
Through Main Street and up and down Buckeye Street he went, bowing gravely to the peo- ple, while his wife, afire with secret pride, looked at him out of the corners of her eyes and worried lest the horse become frightened and run away.
demanded Hawkeye, sternly; "'Tis a charge of powder saved, and ammunition is as precious now as breath to a worried deer
He sometimes takes the great Folio whales by the lip, and hangs there like a leech, till the mighty brute is worried to death.
He had come to America as full of hope as the best of them; and now he was the chief problem that worried his son.
I worried over that heedless blunder for an hour, and called myself a great many hard names, meantime.
However, we worried him enough to make him remember us and our ascent for some time.
I started out, after breakfast, feeling worried and shaky, and wondering where it was going to fall on me, and what it was going to be.
By and by she sat suddenly upright, for a comforting thought had flown through her worried mind--
However, they worried through, and each got his reward -- in small blue tickets, each with a passage of Scripture on it; each blue ticket was pay for two verses of the recitation.
There's a neighbor named Brace Dunlap that's been wanting to marry their Benny for three months, and at last they told him point blank and once for all, he COULDN'T; so he has soured on them, and they're worried about it.
Both Miranda and Jane had taken cold and decided that they could not leave the house in such weather, and this deflection from the path of duty worried Miranda, since she was an officer of the society.