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English noun: worry

1. worry (cognition) something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness


SamplesNew York traffic is a constant concern.
It's a major worry.


Synonymsconcern, headache, vexation


Broader (hypernym)negative stimulus


Narrower (hyponym)bugaboo, burden, business, encumbrance, incumbrance, load, onus

2. worry (feeling) a strong feeling of anxiety


SamplesHis worry over the prospect of being fired.
It is not work but worry that kills.
He wanted to die and end his troubles.


Synonymstrouble


Broader (hypernym)anxiety


English verb: worry

1. worry (emotion) be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy


SamplesI worry about my job.


ExamplesThey worry that there was a traffic accident


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Narrower (hyponym)fear, fret, fret, fuss, niggle, obsess


Verb groupvex, worry

2. worry (emotion) be concerned with


SamplesI worry about my grades.


Synonymscare


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)mind


Narrower (hyponym)brood, dwell

3. worry (emotion) disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress


SamplesI cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me.


ExamplesThe bad news will worry him


Synonymsvex


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)cark, disorder, disquiet, distract, perturb, trouble, unhinge


Narrower (hyponym)eat, eat on, misgive, nag


Causeworry


Verb groupworry


Antonymsreassure, assure

4. worry (stative) be on the mind of


SamplesI worry about the second Germanic consonant shift.


ExamplesThe bad news will worry him


Synonymsconcern, interest, occupy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

5. worry (contact) lacerate by biting


SamplesThe dog worried his bone.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)incise

6. worry (contact) touch or rub constantly


SamplesThe old man worried his beads.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)rub









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