Worry

Definition of Worry

Wor´ry
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Worried ; p. pr. & vb. n. Worrying.]
1.To harass by pursuit and barking; to attack repeatedly; also, to tear or mangle with the teeth.
A hellhound that doth hunt us all to death;
That dog that had his teeth before his eyes,
To worry lambs and lap their gentle blood.
- Shak.
2.To harass or beset with importunity, or with care an anxiety; to vex; to annoy; to torment; to tease; to fret; to trouble; to plague.
Let them rail,
And worry one another at their pleasure.
- Rowe.
Worry him out till he gives consent.
- Swift.
3.To harass with labor; to fatigue.
v. i.1.To feel or express undue care and anxiety; to manifest disquietude or pain; to be fretful; to chafe; as, the child worries; the horse worries.
n.1.A state of undue solicitude; a state of disturbance from care and anxiety; vexation; anxiety; fret; as, to be in a worry.

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