worry (oneself) sick

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of worry (oneself) sick

:to be extremely worried
  • He worried himself sick before the exam.

Word by Word Definitions

worry play
  1. : choke, strangle

  2. : to harass by tearing, biting, or snapping especially at the throat

  3. : to shake or pull at with the teeth

  1. : mental distress or agitation resulting from concern usually for something impending or anticipated : anxiety

  2. : an instance or occurrence of such distress or agitation

  3. : a cause of worry : trouble, difficulty

oneself play
  1. : a person's self : one's own self

  2. : one's normal, healthy, or sane condition or self

sick play
  1. : affected with disease or ill health : ailing

  2. : of, relating to, or intended for use in sickness

  3. : queasy, nauseated

  1. : vomit


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