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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.


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.


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


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

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

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


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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