worry

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈwʌri/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈwɜri, ˈwʌr-/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(wûrē, wurē)


Inflections of 'worry' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": worries
Inflections of 'worry' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
worries
v 3rd person singular
worrying
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
worried
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
worried
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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worry

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. worry about [you, the future, your children]
  2. worry about [what, when, where, how, who]
  3. let me worry about [dinner, the laundry]
  4. you never stop worrying about your [children, kids]
  5. worry and stress about
  6. was worrying for nothing
  7. worry for your [happiness, safety]
  8. worry that you [will, won't, can't]
  9. worry it might [upset, anger] him
  10. worry yourself to death
  11. you are starting to worry me
  12. it worries me to [think, see, read, hear]
  13. what worries me the most is
  14. you have made me worry (now)
  15. [don't, try not to] worry
  16. no need to worry
n
  1. a [major, minor, big, huge] worry
  2. a [great deal, lot of] worry
  3. [considerable, significant] worry
  4. a [major] worry about (crime)
  5. (facing) a major worry over (crime)
  6. [consumed, overwhelmed, controlled] by worry
  7. [she, his mind] was full of worry
  8. [caused, led to, generated] a [lot of] worry
  9. the [news, reports, allegations] caused a [major] worry
  10. money is the biggest [source] of worry
  11. tell me all (about) your worries
  12. he [explained, expressed, aired] his worries
  13. an end to all your worries
  14. a [lot of] worry over nothing
  15. [a, no, some] cause for worry
  16. [considerable] worry [due to, because of, stemming from]
  17. (I'll do it) no worries!
n as adj
  1. worry [beads, dolls]
  2. keep a worry [list, journal]
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