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To make someone worried or nervous

worry

verb

to make someone feel nervous and upset

concern

verb

to worry someone

tear apart

to make someone feel very sad, upset, or worried

alarm

verb

to make someone frightened or worried that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen

frighten

verb

to make someone feel nervous or worried

distress

verb

to make someone feel very unhappy, worried, or upset

weigh on

to cause problems for someone or something, or to make someone worried

unsettle

verb

to make someone feel nervous, confused, or upset

bother

verb

to make someone feel worried or upset

disturb

verb

to upset and worry someone a lot

creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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