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To make someone worried or nervous - thesaurus

Synonyms

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

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agitate

verb

to make someone worried or upset

assail

verb

to make someone feel worried or upset

be/lie/weigh heavy on

to make you feel continuously worried or uncomfortable

chill

verb

to make someone feel extremely frightened or worried

daunt

verb

if something daunts you, it makes you worried because you think that it will be very difficult or dangerous to do

disconcert

verb

to make someone feel worried, confused, or surprised

dismay

verb

to make someone very worried, disappointed, or sad

eat away at

to make someone feel more and more unhappy or worried

exercise

verb

very formal to worry someone, or to make them think hard about something

fluster

verb

to make someone feel confused, embarrassed, or nervous

frighten away/off

to make someone so worried or nervous that they decide not to become involved with something

give someone the creeps

to make someone feel nervous or frightened

give someone ulcers

to make someone extremely worried

gnaw at

if something gnaws at you, you keep worrying about it or feeling upset about it

go/get beyond a joke

if a situation goes beyond a joke, it becomes annoying or makes you feel worried

hang over

if something hangs over you, you worry about it or feel upset about it

haunt

verb

to make someone feel worried and upset for a long time

jangle

verb

if something jangles someone’s nerves, it makes them feel very nervous

let someone stew (in their own juices)

to deliberately leave someone to worry about something that they have done wrong

make someone’s blood run/turn/go cold

to make someone feel suddenly very frightened or worried

nag

verb

if a doubt, worry, or fear nags you or nags at you, you cannot stop thinking about it for very long

niggle

verb

British to worry or annoy someone slightly but continuously

oppress

verb

to make someone feel very worried or unhappy

panic

verb

to make someone feel great fear or worry so that they cannot think clearly or decide what to do

prey on someone’s mind

if something preys on your mind, you think and worry about it all the time

psych out

to talk or behave very confidently in order to make someone who you are competing against feel nervous and less likely to succeed

puzzle

verb

to make someone worry and think hard, by being difficult to understand

rattle

verb

informal to make someone feel nervous or angry

reek

verb

literary to make you think that something unpleasant is involved in a particular situation

ruffle someone’s feathers

to make someone feel worried or annoyed

scare

verb

to make someone feel frightened or worried

scare away

to make someone feel so frightened or worried that they do not do something that they had planned to do

scare into

to make someone feel so worried or frightened that they do something

spook

verb

informal to make someone suddenly feel frightened or nervous

torture

verb

to make someone feel extremely worried or upset about something

trouble

verb

to make someone worried

unnerve

verb

to make someone nervous or frightened

vex

verb

old-fashioned to make someone annoyed, confused, or worried

weigh down

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

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