American English

Definition of worry noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. worries)
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  1. 1[uncountable] the state of worrying about something synonym anxiety The threat of losing their jobs is a constant source of worry to them. A heart attack can be brought on by stress and worry. to be frantic with worry
  2. 2[countable] something that worries you family/financial worries worry (about/over something) worries about the future worry (for/to somebody) Mugging is a real worry for many old people. My only worry is that… The news of his release from prison added further to her worries. Students should discuss any problems or worries they have with their advisors.
  3. Idioms
    no worries! (informal)
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    it's not a problem; it's all right (often used as a reply when someone thanks you for something)
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: worry