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Idioms for worry

    no worries, Informal.
    1. Don’t be worried or troubled; everything will be fine: We'll help you move your stuff, no worries!
    2. (used as a conventional reply to thank you or thanks): Oh, no worries, it was fun having you come with us!
    Also not to worry .

Origin of worry

First recorded before 900; Middle English weryen, werwen, wyrwyn “to strangle, bite, harass,” Old English wyrgan “to strangle”; cognate with German würgen

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3. Worry, annoy, harass all mean to disturb or interfere with someone's comfort or peace of mind. To worry is to cause anxiety, apprehension, or care: to worry one's parents. To annoy is to vex or irritate by continued repetition of interferences: to annoy the neighbors. Harass implies long-continued disturbance, torment, or persecution: to harrass a creditor. 6. See concern.

OTHER WORDS FROM worry

wor·ri·er, nounwor·ri·less, adjectivewor·ry·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for worry

worry
/ (ˈwʌrɪ) /

verb -ries, -rying or -ried

noun plural -ries

Derived forms of worry

worrying, adjectiveworryingly, adverb

Word Origin for worry

Old English wyrgan; related to Old Frisian wergia to kill, Old High German wurgen (German (er) würgen to strangle), Old Norse virgill, urga rope
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