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1. fray

noun. ['ˈfreɪ'] a noisy fight.

Synonyms

  • scrap
  • fighting
  • affray
  • fight
  • ruffle
  • disturbance

Antonyms

  • soothe
  • diverge
  • take away
  • foul ball

Etymology

  • frayer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • frico (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word fray


1. Noun, singular or mass
Leave your roller shade unrolled until the fray sealer is completely dry.

2. Verb, base form
This will seal the edges of the burka so that it does not fray or unravel.

3. Adverb
Cut the strips lengthwise, as crosswise strips fray more easily.

Quotes containing the word fray


1. I hope that people will see that we don't have to sit by the sidelines and watch as the two major parties limit their choices to slightly different flavors of the status quo. It is, in fact, possible to join the fray, stand up for principles and offer a real alternative.
- Gary Johnson

2. I figured all your classes were stuff like Slaughter 101 and Beheading for Beginners."Jace flipped a page. "Very funny, Fray.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

3. Growing up happens when you start having things you look back on and wish you could change -Clary Fray
- Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

2. fray

verb. ['ˈfreɪ'] cause friction.

Synonyms

  • rub
  • fret
  • scratch
  • adjoin
  • contact
  • meet
  • touch

Antonyms

  • fall short of
  • disagree
  • unjust
  • stifle

Etymology

  • frayer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • frico (Latin)

3. fray

verb. ['ˈfreɪ'] wear away by rubbing.

Synonyms

  • wear out
  • bust
  • frazzle
  • wear
  • break

Antonyms

  • disengage
  • discolor
  • abstain
  • nonoperational

Etymology

  • frayer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • frico (Latin)
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