Translation of worry in Spanish:
noun plural -ries
- 1.1 countable(trouble, problem)his biggest worry is his child's well-beingthat's the least of our worriessu mayor preocupación es el bienestar de su hijohe has serious financial worrieseso es lo que menos nos preocupaour eldest son is a great worry to ustiene serios problemas económicos(Australia) [colloquial] no worriesnuestro hijo mayor nos da or nos causa muchas preocupacionesningún problemaExample sentences1.2 uncountable this has been a great source of worry to her
there's no cause for worryesto la ha tenido muy preocupada or inquietashe's been giving us a lot of worryno hay motivo para preocuparse or inquietarse(due to illness)nos ha tenido muy preocupados(due to behavior)nos ha estado dando or causando muchas preocupacionesExample sentences
- Financial worries, a stressful job, redundancy or fear of unemployment, even moving house, can trigger depression in vulnerable people.
- While some were losing their nerve amid mounting financial worries, the bullish chief executive insisted that the opportunity had to be seized.
- In contrast to his early years, his later life was marked by financial worries, frustration and disappointment.
- He was too anxious and full of worry about the upcoming war.
- Poor Melindisar must be quite anxious with worry by now.
- The result will be worry and potential poverty for millions, and for some losing their homes when they cannot keep up payments after retiring.
transitive verb -ries, -rying, -ried
- 1 (trouble) I don't want to worry himwhat's worrying you?no quiero preocuparlo or inquietarloit worries him to think that …¿qué es lo que te preocupa?that bill has been worrying me all morningle preocupa pensar que …that doesn't worry meesa cuenta me ha tenido preocupado toda la mañanaeso no me preocupa(expressing indifference)I don't want to worry you with my problemseso me tiene or me trae sin cuidadono te quiero molestar con mis problemasExample sentences
- Police had worried about trouble after the match but apart from a few incidents of drunkenness the upset didn't cause patrols any problems.
- But looking at the food which seemed somewhat unsanitary, we worried about whether it would cause other problems later.
- It made you do silly things and it gave you an awful headache, but we never worried about the risks, let alone the long-term health consequences.
- 2 2.1 (harass, attack) the dog has been worrying the sheep2.2 (work on) See examples: he worries the problem until he finds a solutionel perro ha estado acosando or molestando a las ovejasthe dog was worrying a bonele da vueltas al problema hasta que le encuentra una soluciónel perro jugueteaba con un huesoExample sentences
- They would surely not be associated with the minority of hikers who leave gates open, stray from the footpaths or let their unattended dogs worry sheep but these people do exist.
- The law states that if dogs worry sheep in any way then farmers are within their rights to shoot them.
- It will certainly offer some protection in terms of sheep being worried by dogs that escape from hunters.
intransitive verb -ries, -rying, -ried
- she worries a lotpreocuparseinquietarseworrying never did anyone any goodse preocupa muchothere's no need to worrycon preocuparse no se gana or no se saca nadanot to worry (British English) shall I wash the dishes? — no, don't worryno hay por qué preocuparseit's going to get much worse, don't you worry!¿quieres que lave los platos? — no, no te molestesyou should worry, you have another job to go to [colloquial]va a empeorar mucho más, ya vas a verto worry¿y tú qué problema tienes? ¡tú ya tienes otro trabajo!
aboutsomething/somebodyhe never worries about anythingpreocuparse poralgo/alguiendon't worry about usno se preocupa por nadaI worry about her living on her ownno te preocupes por nosotrosI still owe you some money — no, don't worry about itme preocupa que viva solaaún te debo dinero — no, déjalo
reflexive verb -ries, -rying, -ried
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