worry [{{t}}'wʌrɪ] (pt & pp worried, pl worries)
1 transitive verb
(a) (make anxious) inquiéter, tracasser;
you really worried me je me suis vraiment inquiété à cause de toi;
he was worried by her sudden disappearance il était inquiet de sa disparition subite;
I sometimes worry that they'll never be found parfois, je crains qu'on ne les retrouve jamais;
that boiler worries me, suppose it blows up? la chaudière m'inquiète, si elle explosait?;
she is worrying herself sick or to death about it elle en est malade d'inquiétude;
something is worrying her il y a quelque chose qui la préoccupe ou qui la travaille;
nothing seems to worry her rien ne semble l'inquiéter ou la tracasser;
what's worrying you? qu'est-ce qui vous tracasse?;
it doesn't worry me if you want to waste your life cela m'est égal ou ne me gêne pas si vous voulez gâcher votre vie;
{{}}familiar{{}} don't worry your head or yourself about the details ne vous inquiétez pas pour les détails
(b) (disturb, bother) inquiéter, ennuyer;
why worry him with your problems? pourquoi l'ennuyer avec vos problèmes?;
he doesn't want to be worried with these minor details il ne veut pas être embêté par ces petits détails;
it doesn't seem to worry you if other people get hurt que d'autres souffrent ne semble pas te préoccuper
(c) (of dog → bone, ball) secouer dans la gueule; (→ sheep) harceler
2 intransitive verb
s'inquiéter, se faire du souci, se tracasser;
don't tell them, they'll only worry ne le leur dis pas, ça ne fera que les inquiéter;
to worry about or over sth s'inquiéter pour ou au sujet de qch;
she has enough to worry about elle a assez de soucis comme ça;
there's nothing to worry about il n'y a pas lieu de s'inquiéter;
it's only a scratch, nothing to worry about ce n'est qu'une égratignure, pas de quoi s'inquiéter;
don't worry ne vous inquiétez ou ne vous tracassez pas;
they'll be found, don't you worry on va les trouver, ne t'en fais pas;
stop worrying! ne t'en fais donc pas!;
not to worry! ce n'est pas grave!;
what's the use of worrying? à quoi bon se tourmenter?;
{{}}ironic{{}} YOU should worry ce n'est pas votre problème, il n'y a pas de raisons de vous en faire
3 noun
(a) (anxiety) inquiétude f, souci m;
money is a constant source of worry l'argent est un perpétuel souci ou une perpétuelle source d'inquiétude;
her sons are a constant worry to her ses fils lui causent constamment des soucis ou du souci;
he was sick with worry about her il se rongeait les sangs pour elle ou à son sujet
(b) (concern) sujet m d'inquiétude, souci m; (problem) problème m;
my greatest worry is my health mon plus grand souci, c'est ma santé;
he doesn't seem to have any worries il n'a pas l'air d'avoir de soucis;
it's a real worry for her cela la tracasse vraiment;
that's my worry c'est mon problème;
that's the least of my worries c'est le moindre ou le cadet ou le dernier de mes soucis;
{{}}Australian{{}} {{}}familiar{{}} no worries! pas de problème!
►► worry beads komboloï m
worry at inseparable transitive verb
{{}}British{{}} = worry transitive verb (c)
worry out separable transitive verb
{{}}British{{}} (problem) résoudre à force de considérer sous tous ses aspects; (answer) trouver à force de chercher

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