worry over (someone or something)(redirected from worried himself over)
worry over (someone or something)
1. To be or feel overly concerned, anxious, or fretful about someone or something. There's no point worrying over the test now. You've done all you can do! I can't help but worry over Jonathan. He's still my baby, and I never want anything bad to happen to him. She's spent far too much time worrying over every little detail for this presentation.
2. To cause someone or oneself to feel overly concerned, anxious, or fretful about something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "worry" and "over." A: "Why on earth didn't you call?" B: "I didn't want to worry you over nothing." The more she explained the situation, the more she started worrying me over the viability of the project. You shouldn't worry yourself over such minor issues.
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worry over someone or something
to fret or be anxious about someone or something. She worried over dinner, but it came out all right. Jerry is worried over his daughter, Alice.
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