Definitions for: Worry

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

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
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.]

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.

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.

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

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