1. [ verb ] be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy

"I worry about my job"

Related terms: fear fuss fret obsess concern troublesomeness
2. [ verb ] be concerned with
Synonyms: care

"I worry about my grades"

Related terms: mind brood concern concern
3. [ verb ] disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress
Synonyms: vex

"I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me"

Related terms: reassure perturb eat nag misgive badgering
4. [ noun ] something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of unhappiness
Synonyms: headache concern vexation

"New York traffic is a constant concern" "it's a major worry"

Related terms: negative_stimulus business burden bugaboo concern
5. [ noun ] a strong feeling of anxiety
Synonyms: distress trouble

"his worry over the prospect of being fired" "it is not work but worry that kills" "he wanted to die and end his troubles"

Related terms: anxiety perturb
6. [ verb ] think moodily or anxiously about something
Synonyms: brood dwell
Related terms: chew_over dwell_on
7. [ verb ] be on the mind of
Synonyms: concern occupy interest

"I worry about the second Germanic consonant"

Related terms: preoccupy interest occupation
8. [ verb ] touch or rub constantly

"The old man worried his beads"

Related terms: rub
9. [ verb ] lacerate by biting

"the dog worried his bone"

Related terms: incise
10. [ verb ] be concerned with or about something or somebody
Synonyms: mind
Related terms: think_about mind
Similar spelling:   wooer