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


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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : causing distress or worry or anxiety; "distressing (or
            disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something
            distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime";
            "a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and
            troubling thought"; "in a particularly worrisome
            predicament"; "a worrying situation"; "a worrying time"
            [syn: distressing, distressful, disturbing, perturbing,
             troubling, worrisome]
      n 1: the act of harassing someone [syn: badgering, torment, bedevilment]
      2: the act of moving something by repeated tugs or pushes;
         "vigorous worrying finally loosened the saw"