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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.


Synonymsfrazzle


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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