Not at all, as it turns out: He is worried about his little Maltese, which has a persistent liver infection.
The latest slip: appearing on a radio show, she said that Americans are worried about “the rise of the Soviet Union.”
“Initially, I was worried it would negatively impact me,” she said, citing fears of what her family would think.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department worried that a “massacre” might be at hand.
Neither they nor those sitting near them are worried about electability.
No, not scared,” responded Fogg soberly, “only worried about you.
“I was kind of worried about you,” Bruce said, endeavoring to speak naturally.
Why, I dont believe you boys are worried at all, he said, banteringly.
Aren't you worried about how you're going to get back what you have already lent?
I did use to bid thee be silent when thou wouldest have worried mine ears with it.
Old English wyrgan "to strangle," from West Germanic *wurgijanan (cf. Middle Dutch worghen, Dutch worgen, Old High German wurgen, German würgen "to strangle," Old Norse virgill "rope"), from PIE *wergh- "to turn" (see wring). Related: Worrisome; worrying.
The oldest sense was obsolete in English after c.1600; meaning "annoy, bother, vex," first recorded 1670s, developed from that of "harass by rough or severe treatment" (1550s), as of dogs or wolves attacking sheep. Meaning "to cause mental distress or trouble" is attested from 1822; intransitive sense of "to feel anxiety or mental trouble" is first recorded 1860.
1804, from worry (v.).
To evade or avoid an unpleasant situation, esp by ignominious means: This time we have him dead to rights, and he won't worm out of it (1893+)