A n
1 ¢ (anxiety) soucis mpl (about, over à propos de) her disappearance caused him a lot of worry sa disparition lui a causé beaucoup de soucis ;
2 (problem) souci m (about, over au sujet de) ; to have financial worries avoir des soucis financiers ; that's the least of my worries c'est le dernier de mes soucis ; my only/main worry is that mon seul/principal souci est que ; he's a worry to his parents il cause des soucis à ses parents.
B vtr
1 (concern) [fact, rumour] inquiéter [person] ; I worry that j'ai peur que (+ subj) ; it worries me that ça m'inquiète que (+ subj) ; it worried him that he couldn't find the keys ça l'a inquiété de ne pas trouver les clés ;
2 (alarm) tracasser [person] ; I don't want to worry you, but je ne veux pas vous tracasser, mais ;
3 (bother) ennuyer [person] ; would it worry you if I opened the window? est-ce que ça vous ennuie que j'ouvre la fenêtre? ;
4 (chase) [dog] harceler [sheep] ;
5 (toss about) [cat, dog] secouer [qch] entre les dents.
C vi (be anxious) s'inquiéter ; to worry about ou over sth/sb s'inquiéter ou se faire du souci pour qch/qn ; 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, I'll get a taxi ne t'inquiète pas, je vais appeler un taxi ; don't worry about me, I'm OK ne t'inquiète pas pour moi, je vais bien ; 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.
D v refl to worry oneself s'inquiéter, se faire du souci (about sb au sujet de qn ; about sth à propos de qch) ; to worry oneself sick over sth se ronger les sangs au sujet de qch.
Phrasal verb
worry at :
worry at [sth] lit [dog] secouer [qch] entre les dents [toy] ; fig [person] retourner [qch] dans tous les sens [problem].

Big English-French dictionary. 2003.

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