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worry at sth

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

(OBJECT)

to shake, pull at, or touch something repeatedly: The dog was worrying away at its bone.

(PROBLEM)

to keep trying to find a way of solving a problem: She'll worry at those figures until she's sure they've been worked out properly.
Translations of “worry at sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 物件, 反復逗弄…
in Chinese (Simplified) 物件, 反复逗弄…
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