worry at

phrasal verb
worried at; worrying at; worries at

Definition of worry at

chiefly British
1 : to pull, twist, or bite (something) repeatedly The dog was in the corner worrying at a bone.
2 : to try to solve (a problem) by thinking about it for a long time She kept worrying at the problem all day.

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“Worry at.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/worry%20at. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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