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English definition of “worry at sth”

worry at sth

(OBJECT) phrasal verb with worry     /ˈwʌr.i/ US  /ˈwɝː-/ verb
to shake, pull at, or touch something repeatedly: The dog was worrying away at its bone.Shaking, swinging and vibratingMaking short, sudden movements
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