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English definition of “worry at sth”

worry at sth

(PROBLEM) phrasal verb with worry     /ˈwʌr.i/ US  /ˈwɝː-/ verb
to keep trying to find a way of solving a problem : She'll worry at those figures until she's sure they've been worked out properly .Thinking and contemplating
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