worry at sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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worry at sth

phrasal verb with worry uk   /ˈwʌr.i/  us   /ˈwɝː-/ verb

worry at sth (OBJECT)

to ​shake, ​pull at, or ​touch something ​repeatedly: The ​dog was ​worrying at ​itsbone.

worry at sth (PROBLEM)

mainly UK to ​keeptrying to ​find a way of ​solving a ​problem: She'll ​worry at those ​figures until she's ​sure they've been done ​correctly.
(Definition of worry at sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “worry at sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 物件, 反复逗弄…
in Chinese (Traditional) 物件, 反復逗弄…
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