HyperDic: fret

English > 16 senses of the word fret:
VERBemotionfret, fuss, niggleworry unnecessarily or excessively
emotionfretbe agitated or irritated
possessionfretprovide (a musical instrument) with frets
perceptionfret, chafe, gallbecome or make sore by or as if by rubbing
emotionfretcause annoyance in
emotionfret, eat into, rankle, grategnaw into
creationfretcarve a pattern into
creationfretdecorate with an interlaced design
contactfret, choke, gagbe too tight
contactfret, rub, fray, chafe, scratchcause friction
changefret, erode, eat awayremove soil or rock
changefret, eat awaywear away or erode
NOUNstatefret, stew, sweat, lather, switheragitation resulting from active worry
attributefret, worn spota spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
artifactfret, Greek fret, Greek key, key patternan ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief)
artifactfreta small bar of metal across the fingerboard of a musical instrument
fret > pronunciation
Soundsfreh't
Rhymesabet ... yet: 108 rhymes with eht...
English > fret: 16 senses > noun 1, state
Meaningagitation resulting from active worry.
Synonymsstew, sweat, lather, swither
BroaderagitationA mental state of extreme / extreme emotional disturbance
Spanishinquietud, intranquilidad, malestar, preocupación
Catalaninquietud, intranquilitat, malestar, preocupació
Verbsfretworry unnecessarily or excessively
English > fret: 16 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningA spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion.
Synonymworn spot
Broaderspot, speckle, dapple, patch, fleck, maculationA small contrasting part of something
Verbsfretbecome or make sore by or as if by rubbing
English > fret: 16 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAn ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief).
Example"there was a simple fret at the top of the walls"
SynonymsGreek fret, Greek key, key pattern
Broaderarchitectural ornament(architecture) something added to a building to improve its appearance
Verbsfretdecorate with an interlaced design
fretcarve a pattern into
English > fret: 16 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA 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.
BroaderbarA rigid piece of metal or wood
Spanishtraste
Catalantrast
Adjectivesfrettedhaving frets
unfrettedwithout frets
Verbsfretprovide (a musical instrument) with frets
English > fret: 16 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningWorry unnecessarily or excessively.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelSam and Sue fret over the results of the experiment
Synonymsfuss, niggle
Narrowerdither, flap, pothermake a fuss
scrupleRaise scruples / scruples
BroaderworryBe worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy
Spanishapurarse
Catalanafligir-se, amoïnar-se
Nounsfretagitation resulting from active worry
English > fret: 16 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningBe agitated or irritated.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelSam and Sue fret
Example"don't fret over these small details"
Caused byfretCause annoyance in
NarrowerditherAct nervously
BroaderworryBe worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy
Spanishapurarse
Catalanafligir-se, amoïnar-se
English > fret: 16 senses > verb 3, possession
MeaningProvide (a musical instrument) with frets.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"fret a guitar"
Broadersupply, provide, render, furnishGive something useful or necessary to
Nounsfreta small bar of metal across the fingerboard of a musical instrument
English > fret: 16 senses > verb 4, perception
MeaningBecome or make sore by or as if by rubbing.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymschafe, gall
Broaderirritateexcite to an abnormal condition, or chafe or inflame
Spanishmolestar
Catalanmolestar
Nounsfreta spot that has been worn away by abrasion or erosion
English > fret: 16 senses > verb 5, emotion
MeaningCause annoyance in.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Cause tofretBe agitated or irritated
Broaderannoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devilCause annoyance in
Spanishinquietar
Catalancapficar-se, neguitejar-se
English > fret: 16 senses > verb 6, emotion
Meaninggnaw into; make resentful or angry.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will fret him
Synonymseat into, rankle, grate
Broaderannoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devilCause annoyance in
Spanishamargar, carcomer, crispar, roer, supurar
Catalanamargar, crispar
English > fret: 16 senses > verb 7, creation
Meaningcarve a pattern into.
PatternSomebody ----s something
CategoryhandicraftA craft that requires skillful hands
Narrowerhoneycombcarve a honeycomb pattern into
Broadercarveform by carving
Spanishcalar
Nounsfretan ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief)
English > fret: 16 senses > verb 8, creation
Meaningdecorate with an interlaced design.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderdecorate, adorn, grace, ornament, embellish, beautifymake more attractive by adding ornament, colour / colour, etc.
Nounsfretan ornamental pattern consisting of repeated vertical and horizontal lines (often in relief)
English > fret: 16 senses > verb 9, contact
MeaningBe too tight; rub or press.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymschoke, gag
Broadercompress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, presssqueeze or press together
Spanishasfixiar, estrangular
Catalanasfixiar, estrangular
English > fret: 16 senses > verb 10, contact
MeaningCause friction.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsrub, fray, chafe, scratch
Broadertouch, adjoin, meet, contactBe in direct physical contact with
Spanishescoriar, rozar
Catalanarpar, esgarrapar, fregar-se, garfinyar, gratar, polir, rascar, ratllar, refregar-se, unglejar
English > fret: 16 senses > verb 11, change
MeaningRemove soil or rock.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymserode, eat away
Narrowerwashform by erosion
Broaderdamageinflict damage / damage upon
Spanishcorroer, desgastar, erosionar
Catalancorroir-se, desgastar-se, erosionar-se, erosionar
English > fret: 16 senses > verb 12, change
Meaningwear away or erode.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymeat away
Broadercorrode, rustBecome destroyed by water, air, or a corrosive such as an acid
Spanishcorroer, desgastarse, desgastar, erosionarse, raer
Catalandesgastar, raure, rosegar

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