1. verb
1) (to (cause to) feel anxious: His dangerous driving worries me; His mother is worried about his education; There's no need to worry just because he's late.) bekymre (seg), engste seg
2) (to annoy; to distract: Don't worry me just now - I'm busy!) plage, forstyrre, avspore
3) (to shake or tear with the teeth etc as a dog does its prey etc.) rive/ruske i
2. noun
((a cause of) anxiety: That boy is a constant (source of) worry to his mother!; Try to forget your worries.) bekymring, besvær, engstelse
subst. \/ˈwʌrɪ\/ eller worrit
1) uro, problem
2) (om personer, dyr e.l.) plage
3) (om problemer e.l.) hodebry
4) (om dyr e.l.) riving og sliting (for å skade eller drepe) (be)
beside oneself with worry være ute av seg av bekymring, være fra seg av bekymring
verb \/ˈwʌrɪ\/
1) uroe seg, bekymre seg, være urolig, gjøre engstelig, volde bekymring
it is worrying to see what is happening
det bekymrer meg å se det som skjer
what's worrying you?
hva er det som bekymrer deg?, hva er det du er lei deg for?
2) plage, sjenere, forstyrre
don't worry her with silly questions!
ikke plag henne med tåpelige spørsmål!
I have a bad tooth that is worrying me
jeg har en vond tann som sjenerer meg
3) jage
the dog worried the sheep
hunden jaget sauene
4) rive og slite i
the cat worried the mouse
katten rev og slet i musen
I should worry (hverdagslig) det blåser jeg i
not to worry ingenting å bekymre seg for
worry about bekymre seg for
worry about trifles henge seg opp i bagateller
worry along\/through greie seg arbeide seg gjennom
worry at fingre med, fikle med, plukke på
he started to worry at the loose thread in his raincoat
han begynte å plukke på en løs tråd i regnfrakken sin
worry oneself uroe seg, bekymre seg, være urolig, være engstelig, være bekymret, være nervøs
worry out (om løsning) anstrenge seg for å forstå
she finally worried out the meaning of the document
hun fant endelig frem til meningen med dokumentet

English-Norwegian dictionary. 2013.


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