Definition of worry at
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.
Word by Word Definitions
: choke, strangle
: to harass by tearing, biting, or snapping especially at the throat
: to shake or pull at with the teeth
: mental distress or agitation resulting from concern usually for something impending or anticipated : anxiety
: an instance or occurrence of such distress or agitation
: a cause of worry : trouble, difficulty
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