worry at

Definition of worry at

chiefly British

  1. 1 :  to pull, twist, or bite (something) repeatedly The dog was in the corner worrying at a bone.

  2. 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

  1. :  choke, strangle

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

    :  to shake or pull at with the teeth

  1. :  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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