worry

 

To worry is to have a concern or be concerned. A person is afraid of something that might happen in the future. It’s usually used as a verb:

simple past past participle
worry
worried
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  • Abelina is worried about her grades in school.
  • Bruce worries about his mother because she’s sick.
  • Are you worried about something?
  • What are you worried about?
  • This situation worries me.
  • The children are worried that it’s going to rain and spoil their plans to be outside.
  • Roger has been worrying a lot lately about his health.
  • Try not to worry too much.

worried woman

She’s worried about leaving her children home alone.

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This page was first published on April 15, 2012. It was updated on February 24, 2015.