Definition of "worry" []

  • To feel uneasy or concerned about something; be troubled. See Synonyms at brood. (verb-intransitive)
  • To pull or tear at something with or as if with the teeth. (verb-intransitive)
  • To proceed doggedly in the face of difficulty or hardship; struggle: worried along at the problem. (verb-intransitive)
  • To cause to feel anxious, distressed, or troubled. See Synonyms at trouble. (verb-transitive)
  • To bother or annoy, as with petty complaints. (verb-transitive)
  • To be or cause to be anxious or uneasy, esp about something uncertain or potentially dangerous (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To disturb the peace of mind of; bother (verb)
  • To proceed despite difficulties (verb)
  • To struggle or work (verb)
  • (of a dog, wolf, etc) to lacerate or kill by biting, shaking, etc (verb)
  • To bite, tear, or gnaw (at) with the teeth (verb)
  • To move as specified, esp by repeated pushes (verb)
  • To touch or poke repeatedly and idly (verb)
  • To choke or cause to choke (verb)
  • A state or feeling of anxiety (noun)
  • A person or thing that causes anxiety (noun)
  • An act of worrying (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "worry" in a sentence
  • ";; And a black and white sweetheart of a kitten followed us halfway home .. * worry worry*"
  • "The word "worry" comes from the Anglo-Saxon word meaning "to strangle or choke.""
  • "They're all new and getting used to the responsibility – my main worry is that school food and the profound importance of education remain at a flashing Belisha beacon critical for the next 10 years."