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English definition of “worry”

worry

verb (PROBLEM)    /ˈwʌr.i/ US  /ˈwɝː-/
A2 [I] to think about problems or unpleasant things that might happen in a way that makes you feel unhappy and frightened: Try not to worry - there's nothing you can do to change the situation. Don't worry, she'll be all right. It's silly worrying about things which are outside your control. [+ (that)] She's worried (that) she might not be able to find another job.Anxious and worried B2 [T] to make someone feel unhappy and frightened because of problems or unpleasant things that might happen: You worried your mother by not writing. [+ that] It worries me that he hasn't phoned yet. The continued lack of rain is starting to worry people.Causing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of worry verb (PROBLEM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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