Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “agonize over/about sth”

agonize over/about sth

phrasal verb with agonize (UK usually agonise)     /ˈæɡ.ə.naɪz/ verb
If you agonize over/about something, you spend time worrying and trying to make a decision about it: She agonized for days about whether she should take the job.Thinking and contemplating
(Definition of agonize over/about sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of agonize over/about sth

Translations of “agonize over/about sth”

Word of the Day

limber up

to do gentle exercises to stretch the muscles in order to prepare the body for more active physical exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More