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verb worry pronunciation in American English /ˈwʌri/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleworrying
past tenseworried
past participleworried
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  1. [intransitive/transitive] to feel nervous and upset because you keep thinking about a problem that you have or could have in the future
    worry about:

    People worry more about their health than they used to.

    worry that:

    She worried that she might have taken on too much work.

    nothing to worry about:

    If companies are following the rules, they’ve got nothing to worry about.



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