HyperDic: fray

English > 3 senses of the word fray:
VERBcontactfray, frazzlewear away by rubbing
contactfray, rub, fret, chafe, scratchcause friction
NOUNactfray, affray, disturbance, rufflea noisy fight
fray > pronunciation
Soundsfrey'
Rhymesashtray ... x-ray / X-ray: 35 rhymes with rey...
English > fray: 3 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA noisy fight.
Synonymsaffray, disturbance, ruffle
Broaderfight, fighting, combat, scrapThe act of fighting
Spanishalgarada, altercado, contienda, disturbio, liza, reyerta
Catalancontesa
English > fray: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningwear away by rubbing.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The friction frayed the sleeve"
Synonymfrazzle
Broaderbreak, wear, wear out, bust, fall apartgo to pieces
Spanishdeshilacharse, deshilarse, gastar, raerse, roerse
Catalandesfer, desfilar-se, desfilar, desgastar, esfilagarsar, esfilegar-se, esfilegar, esfilegassar-se, esfilegassar
English > fray: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningCause friction.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsrub, fret, 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

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