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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 wor·ry /ˈwɝi, ˈwʌri/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wor·ry, n.; pl. Worries  A state of undue solicitude; a state of disturbance from care and anxiety; vexation; anxiety; fret; as, to be in a worry.  “The whir and worry of spindle and of loom.”

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wor·ry v. t. [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.  “A church worried with reformation.”
 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.  [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Wor·ry v. i. 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: something or someone that causes anxiety; a source of
           unhappiness; "New York traffic is a constant concern";
           "it's a major worry" [syn: concern, headache, vexation]
      2: a strong feeling of anxiety; "his worry over the prospect of
         being fired"; "it is not work but worry that kills"; "he
         wanted to die and end his troubles" [syn: trouble]
      v 1: be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy; "I
           worry about my job"
      2: be concerned with; "I worry about my grades" [syn: care]
      3: disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation
         or distress; "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is
         worrying me" [syn: vex] [ant: reassure]
      4: be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic
         consonant" [syn: concern, interest, occupy]
      5: lacerate by biting; "the dog worried his bone"
      6: touch or rub constantly; "The old man worried his beads"
      [also: worried]