- 1.1(rope/wire)(cloth)(deliberately)1.2(nerves)Example sentences
- And as nerves fray and tempers rise you can be assured of a catty remark or backstage rumpus.
- And he warns that people need to take steps to avoid long term mental health problems caused by seasonal frazzled nerves, frayed tempers, and over-indulgence.
- The cottonwoods shimmered, the dirt turned gold, but back at camp that night, everyone's nerves frayed from a long day on the rock, emotions ran high.
- The cloth had frayed at the edges; the tassels had unraveled.
- That much was true, but I'd overlooked just how much of the fabric has frayed or worn a little bit, exposing the pure-white threads underneath the blue.
- ‘Cheap’ thread will fray, break and cause knotting of the thread while sewing.
- he's ready for the frayshe returned to the fray with renewed enthusiasmestá listo para entrar en la refriegashe joined the fray and gave a brilliant speechvolvió al ataque con renovado entusiasmoI miss work, but I'm glad to be out of the fraysalió a la palestra y pronunció un brillante discursoecho de menos el trabajo, pero me alegro de no estar en la brechaExample sentences
- The second round saw some of the stronger teams from last year's competition enter the fray, and some of the first round qualifiers stepped up their game yet further under the afternoon sun.
- Overall domestic market share is down and it's recently been falling in the light truck sector, as new foreign competitors enter the fray.
- Although it feels like it has been going on for decades, alas, it's still a necessary discussion, and I've been meaning to enter the fray.
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A portero is a superintendent in an apartment building who looks after it, keeps it clean, delivers mail, and keeps an eye on comings and goings. Porteros often have an apartment in the building as part of their pay. The portero, and particularly the female portera, are part of popular culture. They have a reputation for being inquisitive and fond of gossip.