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English noun: fray

1. fray (act) a noisy fight

Synonymsaffray, disturbance, ruffle

Broader (hypernym)combat, fight, fighting, scrap

English verb: fray

1. fray (contact) wear away by rubbing

SamplesThe friction frayed the sleeve.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)break, bust, fall apart, wear, wear out

2. fray (contact) cause friction

SamplesMy sweater scratches.

Synonymschafe, fret, rub, scratch

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch

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