- worn out,
- worn to a frazzle,
- worried sick,
- worried well,
Origin of worried
verb (used without object), wor·ried, wor·ry·ing.
verb (used with object), wor·ried, wor·ry·ing.
noun, plural wor·ries.
Origin of worry
Examples from the Web for worried
Why a 26-year-old with no ties to the 2012 GOP nominee and no campaign experience has them worried.
Before the Maidan revolution, Russian political refugees living in Kiev were worried about their safety.
U.S. spies are worried the long-awaited Senate review will paint targets on their backs.CIA Offers New Security Checks for ‘Torture Report’ Spies|Shane Harris, Kimberly Dozier|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A guy wearing pink appeared to be spotting her, but I was worried that he could have gotten impaled by those Stiletto heels.
Which is why he may be worried now about an issue that has drawn little attention outside the country.
Thure and Bud were too familiar with this type of wilderness manhood to be worried in the least over their rough looks and dress.The Cave of Gold|Everett McNeil
But I have been worried ever since that minstrel crowd has been gathering at the tan-yard.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
And he would say, gaunt and worried, but smiling: "Not yet."The Mountebank|William J. Locke
Neither of them worried about being overheard or spied upon.What The Left Hand Was Doing|Gordon Randall Garrett
Paul Meillard was worried about that; everybody else was willing to let matters take their course.Naudsonce|H. Beam Piper
verb -ries, -rying or -ried
noun plural -ries
Word Origin for worry
Old English wyrgan "to strangle," from West Germanic *wurgijanan (cf. Middle Dutch worghen, Dutch worgen, Old High German wurgen, German würgen "to strangle," Old Norse virgill "rope"), from PIE *wergh- "to turn" (see wring). Related: Worrisome; worrying.
The oldest sense was obsolete in English after c.1600; meaning "annoy, bother, vex," first recorded 1670s, developed from that of "harass by rough or severe treatment" (1550s), as of dogs or wolves attacking sheep. Meaning "to cause mental distress or trouble" is attested from 1822; intransitive sense of "to feel anxiety or mental trouble" is first recorded 1860.
1804, from worry (v.).