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worry

verb uk   /ˈwʌr.i/ us    /ˈwɝː-/

worry verb (PROBLEM)

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.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.
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worry verb (ANIMAL)

[T] If a dog worries another animal, it chases and frightens it and might also bite it: Any dog caught worrying sheep in these fields will be shot.
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worry

noun uk   /ˈwʌr.i/ us    /ˈwɝː-/
B1 [C] a problem that makes you feel unhappy and frightened: health/financial worries Keeping warm in the winter is a major worry for many old people.B2 [C or U] a feeling of being unhappy and frightened about something: Unemployment, bad health - all sorts of things can be a cause of worry. It was clear that Anna had no worries about her husband's attempts to flirt.
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