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noun British English pronunciation: worry /ˈwʌri/ 
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pluralworries
  1. [countable] a problem or possibility that makes you feel worried

    He said his financial worries were a thing of the past.

    Andy's biggest worry was that he might embarrass himself.

    worry about:

    Local residents have expressed worries about pollution levels.

    worry to/for:

    Another major worry for women is walking home at night.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] the feeling of being worried

      She was making herself ill with worry.

      The bank's financial weakness became a source of worry.

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