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noun (worr, ies)
  1. A strong feeling of anxiety.
I'm afflicted by throughout the night.
  1. An instance or cause of such a feeling.
My main is that I'll miss the train.
verb (worr, i, ed)
  1. (context, transitive, obsolete, except in Scots) To strangle.
  2. (transitive) To seize or shake by the throat, especially of a dog or wolf.
Your dog's been worrying sheep again.
  1. (transitive) To harass; to irritate or distress.
The President was worried into military action by persistent advisors.
  1. (transitive) Disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress.
Your tone of voice worries me.
  1. (intransitive) To be troubled, to give way to mental anxiety.
Stop worrying about your test, it'll be fine.
Etymology: wyrgan, wyrÄan. Cognate with German wírgen "strangle".


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