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  1. wor·ry

    /ˈwərē/

    verb

    • 1. give way to anxiety or unease; allow one's mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles: "he worried about his soldier sons in the war" synonyms fret, be worried, be concerned, be anxious, agonize, ... more
    • 2. (of a dog or other carnivorous animal) tear at, gnaw on, or drag around with the teeth: "I found my dog contentedly worrying a bone"

    noun

  2. Worry | Definition of Worry by Merriam-Webster

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    Definition of worry (Entry 2 of 2) 1 a : mental distress or agitation resulting from concern usually for something impending or anticipated : anxiety. b : an instance or occurrence of such distress or agitation. 2 : a cause of worry : trouble, difficulty.

  3. Worry | Definition of Worry at Dictionary.com

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    Worry, annoy, harass all mean to disturb or interfere with someone's comfort or peace of mind. To worry is to cause anxiety, apprehension, or care: to worry one's parents. To annoy is to vex or irritate by continued repetition of interferences: to annoy the neighbors.

    • 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).
    • A source of nagging concern or uneasiness.
  4. WORRY | meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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    worry definition: 1. to think about problems or unpleasant things that might happen in a way that makes you feel…. Learn more.

  5. WORRY | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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    worry meaning: 1. to think about problems or unpleasant things that might happen in a way that makes you feel…. Learn more.

  6. Worry definition and meaning | Collins English Dictionary

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    Worry is the state or feeling of anxiety and unhappiness caused by the problems that you have or by thinking about unpleasant things that might happen. The admission shows the depth of worry among the Tories over the state of the economy.

  7. Worry Synonyms, Worry Antonyms | Merriam-Webster Thesaurus

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    worry implies an incessant goading or attacking that drives one to desperation. pursued a policy of worrying the enemy annoy implies disturbing one's composure or peace of mind by intrusion, interference, or petty attacks.

  8. Worry - Wikipedia

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    Worry refers to the thoughts, images, emotions, and actions of a negative nature in a repetitive, uncontrollable manner that results from a proactive cognitive risk analysis made to avoid or solve anticipated potential threats and their potential consequences.

  9. Worrying | Definition of Worrying at Dictionary.com

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    Worry, annoy, harass all mean to disturb or interfere with someone's comfort or peace of mind. To worry is to cause anxiety, apprehension, or care: to worry one's parents. To annoy is to vex or irritate by continued repetition of interferences: to annoy the neighbors.

  10. Worry Synonyms, Worry Antonyms | Thesaurus.com

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    Synonyms for worry at Thesaurus.com with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions. Find descriptive alternatives for worry.