worry (verb, noun) past tense: worried LISTEN
Worry means ‘to feel nervous or anxious.’
- The high cost of college worries the young parents.
- Taylor forgot to study and worried that she would fail the test.
- "Don't worry.Your presentation will be great!"
Worry can also be ‘a feeling of anxiousness.’
- Sara had no worries; she believed everything would be ok.
worry wart: A person who always finds something to worry about.
worried sick: The feeling of being extremely anxious. Example: “When their daughter didn’t get home by midnight, her parents were worried sick.”
In pop culture
Are you a worry wart? Then watch this funny video of Bobby McFerrin singing, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” It should make you feel better.
There are other meanings of worry.