worry ( worries plural & 3rd person present) ( worrying present participle) ( worried past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you worry, you keep thinking about problems that you have or about unpleasant things that might happen.
Don't worry, your luggage will come on afterwards by taxi... V
I worry about her constantly... V about n/-ing
They worry that extremists might gain control. V that
2 verb If someone or something worries you, they make you anxious because you keep thinking about problems or unpleasant things that might be connected with them.
I'm still in the early days of my recovery and that worries me... V n
`Why didn't you tell us?'—`I didn't want to worry you.'... V n
3 verb If someone or something does not worry you, you do not dislike them or you are not annoyed by them.
SPOKEN oft with neg
The cold doesn't worry me... V n
4 n-uncount 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.
His last years were overshadowed by financial worry.
5 n-count A worry is a problem that you keep thinking about and that makes you unhappy.
My main worry was that Madeleine Johnson would still be there..., His wife Cheryl said she had no worries about his health.
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