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Meaning of WORRY

Pronunciation:  'wuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness; "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry"
  2. [n]  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"
  3. [v]  think moodily or anxiously about something
  4. [v]  be concerned with or about something or somebody
  5. [v]  touch or rub constantly; "The old man worried his beads"
  6. [v]  lacerate by biting; of dogs
  7. [v]  disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress
  8. [v]  be concerned with; "I worry about my grades"
  9. [v]  be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy
  10. [v]  be on the mind of; "What is worrying you?"
 

WORRY is a 5 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: brood, care, concern, concern, dwell, headache, interest, mind, occupy, trouble, vex, vexation
 
 Antonyms: assure, reassure
 
 See Also: anxiety, bugaboo, burden, business, care, cark, chew over, contemplate, disorder, disquiet, distract, dwell on, eat, eat on, encumbrance, excogotate, fear, fret, fuss, incise, incumbrance, linger over, load, meditate, mind, misgive, mull, mull over, muse, nag, negative stimulus, niggle, obsess, onus, perturb, ponder, reflect, rub, ruminate, speculate, think about, think over, trouble, unhinge, worry, worry

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Wor"ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Worried}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Worrying}.] [OE. worowen, wirien, to strangle, AS. wyrgan in
    [=a]wyrgan; akin to D. worgen, wurgen, to strangle, OHG.
    wurgen, G. w["u]rgen, Lith. verszti, and perhaps to E.
    wring.]
    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.]
    
    
  2. \Wor"ry\, v. i.
    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.
    
    
  3. \Wor"ry\, n.; pl. {Worries}.
    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.
    
    
 

 

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