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 for worried
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Worry \Wor"ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Worried; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Worrying.] [OE. worowen, wirien, to strangle, AS. wyrgan in
     [=a]wyrgan; akin to D. worgen, wurgen, to strangle, OHG.
     wurgen, G. w["u]rgen, Lith. verszti, and perhaps to E.
     [1913 Webster]
     1. To harass by pursuit and barking; to attack repeatedly;
        also, to tear or mangle with the teeth.
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              A hellhound that doth hunt us all to death;
              That dog that had his teeth before his eyes,
              To worry lambs and lap their gentle blood. --Shak.
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     2. To harass or beset with importunity, or with care an
        anxiety; to vex; to annoy; to torment; to tease; to fret;
        to trouble; to plague. "A church worried with
        reformation." --South.
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              Let them rail,
              And worry one another at their pleasure. --Rowe.
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              Worry him out till he gives consent.  --Swift.
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     3. To harass with labor; to fatigue. [Colloq.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble
             or grief; "too upset to say anything"; "spent many
             disquieted moments"; "distressed about her son's leaving
             home"; "lapsed into disturbed sleep"; "worried parents";
             "a worried frown"; "one last worried check of the
             sleeping children" [syn: disquieted, distressed,
             disturbed, upset, worried]
      2: mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc;
         "apprehensive about her job"; "not used to a city and worried
         about small things"; "felt apprehensive about the
         consequences" [syn: apprehensive, worried]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  42 Moby Thesaurus words for "worried":
     annoyed, anxious, badgered, baited, bedeviled, beset, bothered,
     bugged, bullyragged, chivied, deviled, distracted, distrait,
     distressed, dogged, embarrassed, fretted, harassed, harried,
     haunted, heckled, hectored, hounded, inconvenienced, irked,
     needled, nipped at, persecuted, perturbed, pestered, picked on,
     plagued, put to it, puzzled, ragged, sore beset, teased, tormented,
     troubled, vexed, worried sick, worried stiff

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