How to use
past tense and past participle
, present participle
, third person singular
to be anxious or unhappy about someone or something, so that you think about them a lot
I worry about my daughter.
You've really got no need to worry about your weight.
She worried that she wasn't doing enough to help.
Dad worries over the slightest thing.
Don't tell Mum about this - she's
got enough to worry about
she already has a lot of problems or is very busy
used when you are trying to make someone feel less anxious
Don't worry, darling, Daddy's here.
don't worry if
Don't worry if you can't finish all the questions.
used to tell someone that they do not need to do something
don't worry about
Don't worry about sorting them out - I'll do it later.
used to tell someone that you will definitely do something
Don't you worry, I'll make sure he does his fair share.
make somebody anxious
to make someone feel anxious about something
The recent changes in the Earth's climate are beginning to worry scientists.
I didn't tell Mum and Dad - I didn't want to worry them.
what worries me is .../the (only) thing that worries me is ...
The only thing that worries me is the food. I don't want to get food poisoning.
Sarah spends so much time away from home?
feel anxious, especially when there is no need to
You're worrying yourself unnecessarily.
not to worry
used to say that something is not important
Not to worry, we can always go another time.
nothing to worry about
used to tell someone that something is not as serious or difficult as they think
It's just a check-up - nothing to worry about.
to annoy someone
The heat didn't seem to worry him.
if a dog worries sheep, it tries to bite or kill them
worry at something/somebody
if an animal worries at a bone or piece of meat, it bites and shakes it
if you worry at a problem, you think about it a lot in order to find a solution
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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