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phrasal verb [transitive] British
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyworry at
he/she/itworries at
present participleworrying at
past tenseworried at
past participleworried at
  1. 1
    worry at something if you worry at a problem, you keep thinking about it and trying to solve it
  2. 2
    worry at something if a dog worries at an object, it holds the object in its teeth and shakes it
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