Associations to the word «Worry»


WORRY, verb. (transitive) To seize or shake by the throat, especially of a dog or wolf.
WORRY, verb. (transitive) To harass; to irritate or distress.
WORRY, verb. (transitive) Disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress.
WORRY, verb. (intransitive) To be troubled, to give way to mental anxiety.
WORRY, verb. (transitive) To touch repeatedly, to fiddle with.
WORRY, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) (except in Scots) To strangle.
WORRY, noun. A strong feeling of anxiety.
WORRY, noun. An instance or cause of such a feeling.
WORRY BACK, verb. (card games) In a patience or solitaire game, to return a card from a foundation to the tableau.
WORRY LINE, noun. A permanent wrinkle on the forehead.
WORRY LINES, noun. Plural of worry line
WORRY WART, noun. (idiomatic) One who worries excessively or unnecessarily.

Dictionary definition

WORRY, noun. Something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness; "New York traffic is a constant concern"; "it's a major worry".
WORRY, noun. A strong feeling of anxiety; "his worry over the prospect of being fired"; "it is not work but worry that kills"; "he wanted to die and end his troubles".
WORRY, verb. Be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy; "I worry about my job".
WORRY, verb. Be concerned with; "I worry about my grades".
WORRY, verb. Disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress; "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me".
WORRY, verb. Be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift".
WORRY, verb. Lacerate by biting; "the dog worried his bone".
WORRY, verb. Touch or rub constantly; "The old man worried his beads".

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza