Pronunciation: frād
n.1.An angry quarrel; an affray; contest; combat; broil.
Who began this bloody fray?
- Shak.
v. t.1.To frighten; to terrify; to alarm.
[imp. & p. p. Frayed (frād); p. pr. & vb. n. Fraying.]
1.To bear the expense of; to defray.
1.To rub; to wear off, or wear into shreds, by rubbing; to fret, as cloth; as, a deer is said to fray her head.
v. i.1.To rub.
2.To wear out or into shreads, or to suffer injury by rubbing, as when the threads of the warp or of the woof wear off so that the cross threads are loose; to ravel; as, the cloth frays badly.
n.1.A fret or chafe, as in cloth; a place injured by rubbing.
Noun1.fray - a noisy fight
Verb1.fray - wear away by rubbing; "The friction frayed the sleeve"
Synonyms: frazzle
2.fray - cause friction; "my sweater scratches"
Synonyms: scratch, rub, chafe, fret
ablate, abrade, abrase, abrasion, action, aerial combat, affray, altercation, armored combat, bark, battle royal, blemish, bloody, brawl, break, broil, brush, bullfight, burn, chafe, check, chip, clash, clash of arms, claw, cockfight, concussion, conflict, contention, crack, crackle, craze, cut, discord, dispute, dissension, disturbance, dogfight, donnybrook, embroilment, erase, erode, exchange of blows, file, fire fight, flash burn, fracas, fracture, frazzle, fret, gall, gash, gnaw, gnaw away, grate, graze, grind, ground combat, hand-to-hand combat, hand-to-hand fight, house-to-house combat, hurt, incise, incision, injure, injury, lacerate, laceration, lesion, maim, make mincemeat of, maul, melee, mortal wound, mutilate, mutilation, naval combat, passage of arms, pierce, pitched battle, puncture, quarrel, rasp, ravel, raze, rend, rent, rip, row, rub, rub away, rub off, rub out, ruckus, ruction, rumble, rumpus, run, running fight, rupture, savage, scald, scorch, scotch, scour, scramble, scrape, scratch, scrimmage, scrub, scuff, scuffle, second-degree burn, shoving match, shred, skin, skirmish, slash, slit, sore, sprain, stab, stab wound, stand-up fight, stick, strain, street fight, tatter, tauromachy, tear, third-degree burn, trauma, traumatize, tug-of-war, unravel, wear, wear away, wear down, wear off, wear out, wear ragged, wear thin, weather, wound, wounds immedicable, wrangle, wrench
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Fraxinus Americana
Fraxinus caroliniana
Fraxinus cuspidata
Fraxinus dipetala
Fraxinus excelsior
Fraxinus latifolia
Fraxinus nigra
Fraxinus oregona
Fraxinus ornus
Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Fraxinus pennsylvanica subintegerrima
Fraxinus quadrangulata
Fraxinus texensis
Fraxinus tomentosa
Fraxinus velutina
-- fray --
freak out
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