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verb worry pronunciation in British English /ˈwʌri/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleworrying
past tenseworried
past participleworried
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to feel nervous and upset because you keep thinking about a problem that you have or could have in the future
    Try not to worry so much.
    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.
    1. a.
      [transitive] to make someone feel nervous and upset
      What worries me most is the possibility of complete failure.
      worry yourself about something: Tell them not to worry themselves about the financial position.

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