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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Worry  \Wor"ry\,  v.  i. 
  To  feel  or  express  undue  care  and  anxiety;  to  manifest 
  disquietude  or  pain;  to  be  fretful;  to  chafe;  as  the  child 
  worries;  the  horse  worries. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Worry  \Wor"ry\,  n.;  pl  {Worries}. 
  A  state  of  undue  solicitude;  a  state  of  disturbance  from  care 
  and  anxiety;  vexation;  anxiety;  fret;  as  to  be  in  a  worry. 
  ``The  whir  and  worry  of  spindle  and  of  loom.''  --Sir  T. 
  Browne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Worry  \Wor"ry\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Worried};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Worrying}.]  [OE.  worowen  wirien  to  strangle,  AS  wyrgan  in 
  [=a]wyrgan;  akin  to  D.  worgen,  wurgen,  to  strangle,  OHG. 
  wurgen,  G.  w["u]rgen,  Lith.  verszti  and  perhaps  to  E. 
  wring.] 
  1.  To  harass  by  pursuit  and  barking;  to  attack  repeatedly; 
  also  to  tear  or  mangle  with  the  teeth. 
 
  A  hellhound  that  doth  hunt  us  all  to  death;  That  dog 
  that  had  his  teeth  before  his  eyes,  To  worry  lambs 
  and  lap  their  gentle  blood.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  harass  or  beset  with  importunity,  or  with  care  an 
  anxiety;  to  vex;  to  annoy;  to  torment;  to  tease;  to  fret; 
  to  trouble;  to  plague.  ``A  church  worried  with 
  reformation.''  --South. 
 
  Let  them  rail,  And  worry  one  another  at  their 
  pleasure.  --Rowe. 
 
  Worry  him  out  till  he  gives  consent.  --Swift. 
 
  3.  To  harass  with  labor;  to  fatigue.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  worry 
  n  1:  something  or  someone  that  causes  anxiety;  a  source  of 
  unhappiness;  "New  York  traffic  is  a  constant  concern"; 
  "it's  a  major  worry"  [syn:  {concern},  {headache},  {vexation}] 
  2:  a  strong  feeling  of  anxiety;  "his  distress  as  the  prospect 
  of  being  fired";  "it  is  not  work  but  worry  that  kills"; 
  "he  wanted  to  die  and  end  his  troubles"  [syn:  {distress}, 
  {trouble}] 
  v  1:  be  worried,  concerned,  anxious,  troubled,  or  uneasy 
  2:  be  concerned  with  "I  worry  about  my  grades"  [syn:  {care}] 
  3:  disturb  the  peace  of  mind  of  [ant:  {reassure}] 
  4:  think  moodily  or  anxiously  about  something  [syn:  {brood},  {dwell}] 
  5:  be  on  the  mind  of  "What  is  worrying  you?"  [syn:  {concern}, 
  {interest},  {occupy}] 
  6:  lacerate  by  biting;  of  dogs 
  7:  touch  or  rub  constantly;  "The  old  man  worried  his  beads" 
  8:  be  concerned  with  or  about  something  or  somebody  [syn:  {mind}] 




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