worry

worry
I ['wʌrɪ]
nome
1) U (anxiety) preoccupazione f., ansia f., inquietudine f. (about, over per)
2) (problem) preoccupazione f., problema m., guaio m. (about, over riguardo a)

that's the least of my worries — è l'ultima delle mie preoccupazioni

he's a worry to his parents — dà molte preoccupazioni ai suoi genitori

II 1. ['wʌrɪ]
verbo transitivo
1) (concern) preoccupare

I worry that — la mia preoccupazione è che, temo che

it worried him that he couldn't find the keys — lo preoccupava non trovare le chiavi

2) (alarm) allarmare, turbare
3) (bother) infastidire, seccare, scocciare

would it worry you if I opened the window? — le darebbe fastidio se aprissi la finestra?

4) (toss about) [cat, dog] tenere tra i denti (scuotendo)
2.
verbo intransitivo (be anxious) preoccuparsi, essere in ansia, tormentarsi

to worry about o over sth., sb. preoccuparsi per qcs., qcn.; to worry about doing avere timore di fare; there's nothing to worry about non c'è nulla di cui preoccuparsi; not to worry, I'll get a taxi non importa, prendo un taxi; he'll be punished, don't you worry! — sarà punito, puoi starne certo!

3.
verbo riflessivo

to worry oneself — preoccuparsi, essere in ansia (about per)

to worry oneself sick over sth. — preoccuparsi da morire per qcs

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1. verb
1) (to (cause to) feel anxious: His dangerous driving worries me; His mother is worried about his education; There's no need to worry just because he's late.) preoccuparsi
2) (to annoy; to distract: Don't worry me just now - I'm busy!) infastidire
3) (to shake or tear with the teeth etc as a dog does its prey etc.) azzannare
2. noun
((a cause of) anxiety: That boy is a constant (source of) worry to his mother!; Try to forget your worries.) preoccupazione
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worry /ˈwʌrɪ/
n.
1 [u] ansia; inquietudine; preoccupazione: He began to notice signs of worry on his wife's face, cominciò a notare segni d'inquietudine sul viso di sua moglie; to ease sb. of a worry, togliere una preoccupazione a q.
2 (generalm. al pl.) affanno; fastidio; guaio; preoccupazione; seccatura: Thank God, I have no money worries, grazie a Dio, non ho preoccupazioni finanziarie; What a worry that boy is, che seccatura è quel ragazzo!; DIALOGO-Greetings and other useful phrases- No worries, non preoccuparti
3 (fig.) compito; occupazione; dovere; affare (fig.): It's the salesman's worry to sell goods, è affare del rappresentante vendere la merce
4 [u] (di cani, gatti, ecc.) l'azzannar la preda; l'addentare; il dilaniare
worry beads, (rosario di) grani da fare scorrere fra le dita (per rilassarsi) □ worry-free, senza preoccupazioni; tranquillo: A timer with automatic shutoff will allow you worry-free cooking, il timer con spegnimento automatico (del forno) vi consentirà di cucinare in tranquillità □ Let it be her worry, lascia che ci pensi (o provveda) lei!
♦ (to) worry /ˈwʌrɪ/
A v. t.
1 infastidire; importunare; seccare; scocciare (pop.): Stop worrying her!, smettila d'infastidirla; Don't worry your friends with continual requests for loans, non seccare i tuoi amici con continue richieste di prestiti!
2 preoccupare; affliggere; turbare; tormentare: Is anything worrying you?, c'è qualcosa che ti preoccupa?; His old wound worries him, lo tormenta la sua vecchia ferita
3 azzannare; artigliare; dilaniare: The cat worried the mouse, il gatto artigliò il topo
4 (di un cane) dare la caccia a (animali di allevamento, spec. pecore)
B v. i.
1 preoccuparsi; affliggersi; prendersela; essere in ansia; tormentarsi: Don't worry!, non preoccuparti!; She worries about every little thing, se la prende per ogni inezia
2 to worry at, azzannare, dar morsi a, addentare (un oggetto, la preda); (fig.) importunare; insistere con (q.; perché faccia qc.)
● (di un cane) to worry at a bone, azzannare un osso; divertirsi con un osso □ to worry at a problem, tentare e ritentare di risolvere un problema □ (di un cucciolo) to worry at a slipper, mordicchiare (pop.: mangiare) una pantofola □ to worry oneself, preoccuparsi; tormentarsi: to worry oneself sick over st., tormentarsi per qc. tanto da ammalarsi □ (fam. iron.) I should worry!, sai quanto mi preoccupo!; me ne frego! (pop.) □ (fam.) DIALOGO-Local shop 2- Oh well, not to worry, va bene, non importa; vai tranquillo; tutto a posto!; no problem!
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I ['wʌrɪ]
nome
1) U (anxiety) preoccupazione f., ansia f., inquietudine f. (about, over per)
2) (problem) preoccupazione f., problema m., guaio m. (about, over riguardo a)

that's the least of my worries — è l'ultima delle mie preoccupazioni

he's a worry to his parents — dà molte preoccupazioni ai suoi genitori

II 1. ['wʌrɪ]
verbo transitivo
1) (concern) preoccupare

I worry that — la mia preoccupazione è che, temo che

it worried him that he couldn't find the keys — lo preoccupava non trovare le chiavi

2) (alarm) allarmare, turbare
3) (bother) infastidire, seccare, scocciare

would it worry you if I opened the window? — le darebbe fastidio se aprissi la finestra?

4) (toss about) [cat, dog] tenere tra i denti (scuotendo)
2.
verbo intransitivo (be anxious) preoccuparsi, essere in ansia, tormentarsi

to worry about o over sth., sb. preoccuparsi per qcs., qcn.; to worry about doing avere timore di fare; there's nothing to worry about non c'è nulla di cui preoccuparsi; not to worry, I'll get a taxi non importa, prendo un taxi; he'll be punished, don't you worry! — sarà punito, puoi starne certo!

3.
verbo riflessivo

to worry oneself — preoccuparsi, essere in ansia (about per)

to worry oneself sick over sth. — preoccuparsi da morire per qcs


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