Translation of worry in Spanish:


preocupación, n.

Pronunciation /ˈwəri/ /ˈwʌri/

See Spanish definition of preocupación

nounplural worries

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    (trouble, problem)
    preocupación feminine
    his biggest worry is his child's well-being su mayor preocupación es el bienestar de su hijo
    • that's the least of our worries eso es lo que menos nos preocupa
    • he has serious financial worries tiene serios problemas económicos
    • our eldest son is a great worry to us nuestro hijo mayor nos da / nos causa muchas preocupaciones
    • Financial worries, a stressful job, redundancy or fear of unemployment, even moving house, can trigger depression in vulnerable people.
    • While some were losing their nerve amid mounting financial worries, the bullish chief executive insisted that the opportunity had to be seized.
    • In contrast to his early years, his later life was marked by financial worries, frustration and disappointment.
    • Don't let financial worries stress you out and burn your credit card before it burns you.
    • She struggled to cope with huge financial worries, and ongoing problems concerning the sale of timber from the estate.
    • For some, family violence, triggered by the stresses of unemployment and financial worries, emerged as a serious problem.
    • Chronic stress, such as financial worries, is less well understood than are intermittent bouts of acute stress.
    • If, on top of studying and living, you work 20 or so hours a week and still encounter continuous financial worries, your grades are bound to suffer.
    • This time however, there's a much more positive spin on things - I'm getting on top of the grander scheme of financial worries, and coping by myself.
    • She bore it stoically and quietly, cut expenses to ease his financial worries, and made sure no one outside the family found out.
    • We came from old families without financial worries.
    • We look forward to seeing what he says in the interview, and at least a bidding war will help relieve some of his well-documented financial worries.
    • They now face Christmas with financial worries hanging over them.
    • Bank runs are one of the biggest worries of China's financial authorities, given that bad loan ratios are believed to be as high as 75 percent at some local banks.
    • His actual worry will lie in maintaining harmony among such a gathering of outstanding footballers who will all understandably feel that they should start matches.
    • One potential worry for Cablevision is the growth of direct-broadcast satellite services in the New York area.
    • The OPW's major worry was about any potential legal liability to the government.
    • He has the additional worry of a troublesome pupil.
    • The constant worry of a repeat of autumn 2000 is the lasting legacy of the floods.
    • For Peter de Savary, though, it is the potential economic damage which is the main worry.
  • 2

    (distress, anxiety)
    preocupación feminine
    inquietud feminine
    this has been a great source of worry to her esto la ha tenido muy preocupada / inquieta
    • there's no cause for worry no hay motivo para preocuparse / inquietarse
    • she's been giving us a lot of worry nos ha tenido muy preocupados
    • He was too anxious and full of worry about the upcoming war.
    • Poor Melindisar must be quite anxious with worry by now.
    • The result will be worry and potential poverty for millions, and for some losing their homes when they cannot keep up payments after retiring.
    • Her father then had one less worry to trouble his mind over.
    • Sunday was the day I had fun and laughed without any sort of trouble or lingering worry.
    • Most of them had long since fallen asleep but he felt this deep feeling of worry troubling him.
    • More worrying, however, is the effect low morale and constant worry could have on managers' performance, he says.
    • They are in constant worry, for themselves as well as for their children.
    • With a deflated share price a constant source of worry, the possibility of Atlantic itself being bought out remains an issue.
    • It was a journey fraught with worry and panic, as I managed to convince myself that I had left the gas on at home!
    • Finally I had to decide between my constant worry and frustration and extending my customers' credit.
    • The eyes of the man standing beside the bed were welling with the vaguest mix of pity, anxiety, worry, sympathy, and pain.
    • She felt concern and worry, and anything beyond that wouldn't come.
    • Concern, worry, guilt - a mixture of emotions swam in his expression, pain in his wide eyes.
    • He held her hands tighter and drew her to him, concern and worry in his eyes.
    • If young people have any worries or concerns they can find someone to listen to them and to share their concerns with.
    • As she started to uncover her basket, concern and worry gripped me.
    • I don't miss the anxiety, stress, worry, pain that she has put me through over the last month or so.
    • The angel asked, concern and worry ebbing from his voice.
    • I saw concern, confusion, worry, pain, disappointment and curiosity, and I tried to hide from them.

transitive verb worries, worrying, worried

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    I don't want to worry him no quiero preocuparlo / inquietarlo
    • what's worrying you? ¿qué es lo que te preocupa?
    • it worries him to think that … le preocupa pensar que …
    • that bill has been worrying me all morning esa cuenta me ha tenido preocupado toda la mañana
    • that doesn't worry me eso no me preocupa
    • I don't want to worry you with my problems no te quiero molestar con mis problemas
    • Police had worried about trouble after the match but apart from a few incidents of drunkenness the upset didn't cause patrols any problems.
    • But looking at the food which seemed somewhat unsanitary, we worried about whether it would cause other problems later.
    • It made you do silly things and it gave you an awful headache, but we never worried about the risks, let alone the long-term health consequences.
    • Matt worried about the security aspect, I worried about the actual wedding.
    • White often needed other people to convince him that he really could bat and bowl among the best in the world but he still worried about whether he was suited to the particular role he was given.
    • Moose recalls that he had difficulty sleeping during the investigation and that he worried about whether he would be allowed to remain in control of the murder hunt.
    • They worried about her health and called in a doctor who confirmed her blood pressure had gone down.
    • Scanlon, whose husband left her to bring up children aged three and one, said most parents worried about whether they could cope.
    • It has done nothing to curb my anxiety; in fact, it has only made my anxiety worse because I worry about being tired all the time.
    • He can then try making an exact likeness without having to worry about being too concerned about how good looking it is.
    • It is naive to think that non-Hindus will worry about issues which concern Hindus.
    • A child with generalized anxiety worries a lot about everyday events.
    • They worried that their concern had no effect on me at all.
    • I sometimes worry that the concern over self-identity obscures a far bigger problem.
    • Tourism Concern worries that undefined ecotourism falls prey to ‘greenwash’ marketing.
    • Pleasure is mixed with anxiety as you worry about the smooth running of business and availability of significant opportunities.
    • Antiwar activists shouldn't worry that their concerns will be given short shrift.
    • Doing so raises separation of powers concerns that continue to worry many.
    • Even when I don't want to be worrying, the anxiety is always in the background like a taut violin string.
    • I don't really worry about the future too much.
  • 2

    • 2.1(harass, attack)

      the dog has been worrying the sheep el perro ha estado acosando / molestando a las ovejas
      • They would surely not be associated with the minority of hikers who leave gates open, stray from the footpaths or let their unattended dogs worry sheep but these people do exist.
      • The law states that if dogs worry sheep in any way then farmers are within their rights to shoot them.
      • It will certainly offer some protection in terms of sheep being worried by dogs that escape from hunters.
      • Under the Animals Act 1971, a farmer can shoot any dog that is worrying livestock, without liability.
      • He pointed out: 'Owners should be aware that farmers are legally entitled to shoot dogs which may be worrying their sheep.'
      • A farmer is allowed to shoot a dog if it is worrying his sheep.
      • Farmers have been particularly worried about walkers in newly opened areas letting their dogs off leads to worry sheep and cause other nuisance.
      • Even family pets can terrify and worry sheep and lambs.
      • Farmers do not all agree with the hunt, and those who don't shoot the foxes that worry their animals, and this is a far more effective method of control.
      • It is natural for a wolf to worry a lamb, but when a lamb worries another lamb then it is a monstrous business.
      • It now appears that this dog is worrying cattle, sometimes with other dogs.
      • Some claimed that they attacked young calves and worried the bigger animals.
      • Ultimately, if a dog is off its lead and worrying the deer then the park authorities are entitled to shoot it.

    • 2.2(work on)

      he worries the problem until he finds a solution le da vueltas al problema hasta que le encuentra una solución
      • the dog was worrying a bone el perro jugueteaba con un hueso

intransitive verb worries, worrying, worried

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    to worry about sth/sb preocuparse por algo/algn
    she worries a lot se preocupa mucho
    • worrying never did anyone any good con preocuparse no se gana / no se saca nada
    • there's no need to worry no hay por qué preocuparse
    • shall I wash the dishes? — no, don't worry ¿quieres que lave los platos? — no, no te molestes
    • it's going to get much worse, don't you worry! va a empeorar mucho más, ya vas a ver
    • you should worry, you have another job to go to ¿y tú qué problema tienes? ¡tú ya tienes otro trabajo!

reflexive verb worries, worrying, worried

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    to worry oneself about sth/sb preocuparse por algo/algn