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agonize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishagonizeag‧o‧nize (also agonise British English) /ˈæɡənaɪz/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 THINK ABOUTto think about a difficult decision very carefully and with a lot of effortagonize over/about 🔊 All the way home she agonized about what she should do.agonizing noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
agonizeI loved him at the beginning and could not hate him later - even when he was agonizing everyone.It wouldn't do, I thought, to agonize or weep, or be embarrassing or cheap.We have agonized over and over again about our relatively small oil business.In one issue, Slepian agonizes over buying a $ 7,000 hot tub.Did a college student serious about building his future at once have to agonize over his future?agonize over/aboutWe have agonized over and over again about our relatively small oil business.In one issue, Slepian agonizes over buying a $ 7,000 hot tub.Did a college student serious about building his future at once have to agonize over his future?If a present-day Darwin were to agonize over his matrimonial fate in what ways might it differ from the example above?Jim had been agonizing over the meeting all week.Andrea was wearing a cheesecloth smock and agonizing over whether to eat a salt and vinegar crisp.Once, you agonized over whether to replace the transmission in a 7-year-old car or visit a showroom.We agonized over whether to sell the house.In a true dilemma there probably is not much point in agonizing over which route to take.
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Verb table
agonize
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyagonize
he, she, itagonizes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyagonized
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave agonized
he, she, ithas agonized
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad agonized
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill agonize
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have agonized
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam agonizing
he, she, itis agonizing
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you, we, theyare agonizing
Past
I, he, she, itwas agonizing
you, we, theywere agonizing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been agonizing
he, she, ithas been agonizing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been agonizing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be agonizing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been agonizing
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