Definitions starting with W

ID #3593


v. [OED, to vex with reiterated demands; to cause distress of mind] 1. to bother (to do some­thing): Don't worry to close the door (Eleu.). (Gen.)

2. to bother (with something): Since the crawfish season now. . no one don't worry sponging much—only those that can't crawfish (Long).

◊Both usages above are usually after a negative.

worry your head [Car.; cf. HEAD as quasi-reflex­ive] phr. worry: Why should we worry our heads about tourism? (COB). (Gen.)

Tags: phrase, reflexive pronoun, verb

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Last update: 2010-11-27 03:13
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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