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agonize over/about sth

verb uk phrasal verb with agonize ( UK usually agonise)   /ˈæɡ.ə.naɪz/ us  
If you agonize over/about something, you spend time worrying and trying to make a decision about it: She agonized for days about whether she should take the job.
Translations of “agonize over/about sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 為…傷腦筋, 對…猶疑不定, 因…痛苦彷徨…
in Chinese (Simplified) 为…伤脑筋, 对…犹疑不定, 因…痛苦彷徨…
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