worry 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.

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


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