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 for worrying
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.
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     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: causing distress or worry or anxiety; "distressing (or
             disturbing) news"; "lived in heroic if something
             distressful isolation"; "a disturbing amount of crime";
             "a revelation that was most perturbing"; "a new and
             troubling thought"; "in a particularly worrisome
             predicament"; "a worrying situation"; "a worrying time"
             [syn: distressing, distressful, disturbing,
             perturbing, troubling, worrisome, worrying]
      n 1: the act of harassing someone [syn: badgering, worrying,
           torment, bedevilment]
      2: the act of moving something by repeated tugs or pushes;
         "vigorous worrying finally loosened the saw"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  43 Moby Thesaurus words for "worrying":
     aggravating, annoying, bothering, bothersome, chafing, disquieting,
     distressful, distressing, disturbing, exasperating, fretting,
     galling, harassing, harassment, importunate, importune, irking,
     irksome, irritating, pesky, pestering, pestiferous, pestilent,
     pestilential, plaguesome, plaguey, plaguing, provoking, teasing,
     tiresome, torment, tormenting, troublesome, troubling, upsetting,
     vexatious, vexing, wearisome, worriedness, worries and cares,
     worriment, worrisome, worry

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