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1. fret

verb. ['ˈfrɛt'] worry unnecessarily or excessively.

Synonyms

  • niggle
  • dither
  • scruple
  • worry
  • pother
  • flap

Antonyms

  • ill nature
  • maleficence
  • awkwardness
  • natural object

Etymology

  • freten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fretan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fretum (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Fret

  • cabriolet
  • suffragette
  • sobriquet
  • minuet
  • luncheonette
  • laviolette
  • galudet
  • flageolet
  • falconet
  • dancanet
  • clarinet
  • calumet
  • antoinette
  • willamette
  • tagamet
  • statuette
  • slushayete
  • silhouette
  • sextet
  • quintet
  • quartet
  • pinochet
  • nicolette
  • nicolet
  • lorgnette
  • larroquette
  • kitchenette
  • intermet
  • henriette
  • cullinet

Example sentences of the word fret


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Some parents fret that their teenagers may not want to see them on campus.

2. Verb, base form
If you've never exercised much, don't fret, though: it's not a lost cause.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Ascend up the neck, playing each note at the next fret until you find the dead fret.

4. Adjective
Tap on the block of wood three times with the hammer to drive the fret down.

5. Proper noun, singular
Remove the towel from between the fret board and strings.

Quotes containing the word fret


1. Acting, and the privilege of being able to do it for a living, is so important to me. I don't turn up and just hope for the best. I really fret about it. I do my homework; I prepare myself for the experience of playing a particular character.
- Kate Winslet

2. Dead yesterdays and unborn tomorrows, why fret about it, if today be sweet.
- Omar Khayyám

3. He hath never failed thee yet.Never will His love forget.O fret not thyself nor letThy heart be troubled,Neither let it be afraid.
- Amy Carmichael

2. fret

verb. ['ˈfrɛt'] be agitated or irritated.

Synonyms

  • dither

Antonyms

  • stretch
  • stay

Etymology

  • freten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fretan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fretum (Latin)

3. fret

noun. ['ˈfrɛt'] 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.

Antonyms

  • praise

Etymology

  • freten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fretan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fretum (Latin)

4. fret

noun. ['ˈfrɛt'] agitation resulting from active worry.

Synonyms

  • stew
  • sweat
  • swither
  • agitation

Antonyms

  • fall short of
  • disagree
  • unjust
  • miss

Etymology

  • freten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fretan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fretum (Latin)

5. fret

verb. ['ˈfrɛt'] carve a pattern into.

Synonyms

  • honeycomb

Antonyms

  • increase
  • expand

Etymology

  • freten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fretan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fretum (Latin)

6. fret

verb. ['ˈfrɛt'] decorate with an interlaced design.

Synonyms

  • grace
  • ornament
  • embellish
  • adorn
  • beautify

Antonyms

  • distributed
  • loose
  • tall
  • disarrange

Etymology

  • freten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fretan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fretum (Latin)

7. fret

noun. ['ˈfrɛt'] an ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief).

Synonyms

  • Greek fret
  • key pattern
  • Greek key

Antonyms

  • better
  • stifle
  • cultivated plant
  • reassure

Etymology

  • freten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fretan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fretum (Latin)

8. fret

verb. ['ˈfrɛt'] remove soil or rock.

Synonyms

  • damage
  • eat away
  • wash

Antonyms

  • untie
  • be born
  • survive
  • unclog

Etymology

  • freten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fretan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fretum (Latin)

9. fret

verb. ['ˈfrɛt'] gnaw into; make resentful or angry.

Synonyms

  • rag
  • bother
  • annoy
  • irritate
  • nettle
  • devil
  • vex
  • nark
  • gravel
  • rankle
  • get to
  • eat into
  • get at
  • rile
  • grate

Antonyms

  • delay
  • cool
  • stand still
  • break

Etymology

  • freten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fretan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fretum (Latin)

10. fret

verb. ['ˈfrɛt'] be too tight; rub or press.

Synonyms

  • constrict
  • choke
  • squeeze
  • compact
  • contract
  • compress
  • press

Antonyms

  • decompress
  • decompression
  • unclasp
  • pull

Etymology

  • freten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fretan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • fretum (Latin)
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