worried


worried
wor|ried
W3S2 [ˈwʌrid US ˈwə:rid] adj
1.) unhappy because you keep thinking about a problem, or about something bad that might happen
You look worried. What's the matter?
worried about
I'm really worried about my brother.
worried by
Local people are worried by the rise in crime.
worried (that)
I was worried we wouldn't have enough money.
Don't look so worried - we'll find him.
By this time, I was really getting worried .
worried expression/look/frown etc
Where have you been? I was worried sick (=extremely worried) !
2.) you had me worried
spoken used to say that someone made you feel anxious because you did not properly understand what they said, or did not realize that it was a joke
You had me worried there for a minute!
>worriedly adv
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WORD FOCUS: worried
similar words: anxious, concerned, apprehensive, uneasy, bothered, preoccupied, stressed (out)
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Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • worried — adjective 1 unhappy because you keep thinking about a problem, or are anxious about something: Don t look so worried we ll find him. (+ about): She s so worried about her exams. | worried that: I was worried that we wouldn t have enough money. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • worried — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem ▪ get ▪ I started to get worried when they didn t arrive home. ADVERB ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • worried*/ — [ˈwʌrid] adj nervous and upset because you are thinking about your problems or about bad things that could happen Syn: anxious Everyone was very worried when John didn t show up.[/ex] a worried look/glance/frown[/ex] We are very worried about our …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • worried — [[t]wʌ̱rid, AM wɜ͟ːrid[/t]] ♦♦♦ ADJ GRADED: oft ADJ about n, ADJ that When you are worried, you are unhappy because you keep thinking about problems that you have or about unpleasant things that might happen in the future. He seemed very worried …   English dictionary