noun (worr, ies)
- A strong feeling of anxiety.
verb (worr, i, ed)
- I'm afflicted by throughout the night.
- An instance or cause of such a feeling.
- My main is that I'll miss the train.
- (context, transitive, obsolete, except in Scots) To strangle.
- (transitive) To seize or shake by the throat, especially of a dog or wolf.
Etymology: wyrgan, wyrÄan. Cognate with German wírgen "strangle".
- 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.
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