When you are thinking about all the things that could go wrong, this is an example of a situation where you worry.
A dog worrying steers.
Not having any money is an example of a financial worry.
The feeling you experience when you are concerned and nervous about something is an example of worry.
Stop worrying about your test, it'll be fine.
My main worry is that I'll miss the train.
- There is nothing to worry about; there is no need to be concerned:.
- You do not need to worry!.
Origin of worry
- Middle English werien, worien to strangle from Old English wyrgan wer-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English werien, worien, wirwen "˜to choke, strangle', from Old English wyrÄ¡an, from Proto-Germanic *wurgijanÄ… (compare Dutch worgen, wurgen, German wÃ¼rgen), from Proto-Indo-European *werÇµÊ°- "˜bind, squeeze' (compare Latin urgere "˜to press, push', Lithuanian verÌƒÅ¾ti "˜to string; squeeze', Russian (poetic) Ð¾Ñ‚Ð²ÐµÑ€Ð·Ð°Ñ‚ÑŒ (otverzÃ¡t') "˜to open', literally "˜untie'). Related to wring.