English version

worry at something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishworry at something phrasal verb1 HBABITEif an animal worries at a bone or piece of meat, it bites and shakes it2 THINK ABOUTif you worry at a problem, you think about it a lot in order to find a solution worry→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
worry at Concentrating on Emma would help to keep her worries at bay for a little while.He found the bank's routine congenial, keeping greater worries at bay.So that makes me worry at night, for example, and lack of sleep adds to my appearance of tension.On board the very thought of Keoni was enough to have me lying awake worrying at night.Party leaders are clearly worried at such a prospect.We were trying to find out where his particular niches lay and the constant worry at that time was lack of money.Why, even the Chancellor of the Exchequer is said to be worried at that.Nancy began to worry at the problem all over again.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.
Verb table
worry
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyworry
he, she, itworries
> View More
Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyworried
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave worried
he, she, ithas worried
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad worried
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill worry
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have worried
> View Less
Continuous Form
Present
Iam worrying
he, she, itis worrying
> View More
you, we, theyare worrying
Past
I, he, she, itwas worrying
you, we, theywere worrying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been worrying
he, she, ithas been worrying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been worrying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be worrying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been worrying
> View Less