worry

worry
worry [ˈwʌrɪ]
1. noun
souci m
• we were sick with worry nous étions morts d'inquiétude
• that's the least of my worries c'est le dernier de mes soucis
2. intransitive verb
se faire du souci, s'inquiéter (about, over au sujet de, pour)
• don't worry about me ne vous inquiétez pas pour moi
• she worries about her health sa santé la tracasse
• I've got enough to worry about without that j'ai déjà assez de soucis (comme ça)
• not to worry! ce n'est pas grave !
3. transitive verb
( = make anxious) inquiéter
• it worries me that he should believe ... cela m'inquiète qu'il puisse croire ...
• she worried herself sick over it all elle s'est rendue malade à force de se faire du souci pour tout ça
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['wʌrɪ] 1.
noun
1) [U] (anxiety) soucis mpl (about, over à propos de)
2) (problem) souci m (about, over au sujet de)

that's the least of my worries — c'est le dernier de mes soucis

he's a worry to his parents — il cause des soucis à ses parents

2.
transitive verb
1) (concern) inquiéter

I worry that — j'ai peur que

it worried him that he couldn't find the keys — ça l'a inquiété de ne pas trouver les clés

2) (alarm) tracasser
3) (bother) ennuyer

would it worry you if I opened the window? — est-ce que ça vous ennuierait que j'ouvre la fenêtre?

4) (chase) harceler [sheep]; (toss about) secouer [quelque chose] entre les dents
3.
intransitive verb (be anxious) s'inquiéter

to worry about ou over something/somebody — s'inquiéter pour quelque chose/quelqu'un

to worry about doing — avoir peur de faire

I worry for his sanity sometimes — je me fais parfois du souci pour sa santé mentale

there's nothing to worry about — il n'y a pas lieu de s'inquiéter

not to worry — ne t'inquiète pas

he'll be punished, don't you worry! — il sera puni, tu peux en être sûr!

he said it's nothing to worry about — il a dit qu'il n'y avait là rien d'inquiétant

4.
reflexive verb

to worry oneself — s'inquiéter, se faire de souci (about somebody au sujet de quelqu'un; about something à propos de quelque chose)

to worry oneself sick over something — se ronger les sangs au sujet de quelque chose

Phrasal Verbs:

English-French dictionary. 2013.

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