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Overview of noun fret

The noun fret has 4 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. fret, stew, sweat, lather, swither

(agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams")

2. worn spot, fret

(a spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion)

3. fret, Greek fret, Greek key, key pattern

(an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief); "there was a simple fret at the top of the walls")

4. fret

(a small bar of metal across the fingerboard of a musical instrument; when the string is stopped by a finger at the metal bar it will produce a note of the desired pitch)


Overview of verb fret

The verb fret has 12 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (3) fuss, niggle, fret

(worry unnecessarily or excessively; "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren

2. (2) fret

(be agitated or irritated; "don't fret over these small details")

3. fret

(provide (a musical instrument) with frets; "fret a guitar")

4. chafe, gall, fret

(become or make sore by or as if by rubbing)

5. fret

(cause annoyance in)

6. eat into, fret, rankle, grate

(gnaw into; make resentful or angry; "The injustice rankled her"; "his resentment festered")

7. fret

(carve a pattern into)

8. fret

(decorate with an interlaced design)

9. choke, gag, fret

(be too tight; rub or press; "This neckband is choking the cat")

10. rub, fray, fret, chafe, scratch

(cause friction; "my sweater scratches")

11. erode, eat away, fret

(remove soil or rock; "Rain eroded the terraces")

12. fret, eat away

(wear away or erode)

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