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"worried" in British English

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worriedadjective

uk   /ˈwʌr.id/  us   /ˈwɝː-/
A2 unhappy because you are ​thinking about ​problems or ​unpleasant things that might ​happen: She was ​sitting behind her ​desk with a worried expression/​look on her ​face. They don't ​seemparticularly worried about the ​situation. You had me worried (= you made me ​feelanxious) back there - I ​thought for a second that you wouldn't be ​able to ​stop in ​time. He was worried sick (= ​extremely worried) when he ​heard that there had been an ​accident.

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worriedly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
He ​looked back worriedly over his ​shoulder.
(Definition of worried from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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worriedadjective

 us   /ˈwɜr·id, ˈwʌr·id/
anxious because you're ​thinking about ​problems or other ​unpleasant things that are ​happening or may ​happen: We were very worried when he did not ​answer his ​phone. She had a worried ​look on her ​face.
(Definition of worried from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “worried”
in Arabic قَلِق…
in Korean 걱정되는…
in Portuguese preocupado…
in Catalan preocupat…
in Japanese 心配な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 担心, 忧虑, 发愁…
in Turkish kaygılı, tedirgin, endişeli…
in Russian встревоженный, обеспокоенный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擔心, 憂慮, 發愁…
in Italian preoccupato…
in Polish zmartwiony…
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