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fray 1

American English: /freɪ/
British English: /freɪ/

intransitive verb

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    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (become strained) tempers were fraying
    la gente estaba perdiendo la paciencia
    se estaban exaltando los ánimos
    his nerves are beginning to fray
    se está empezando a enervar

transitive verb

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    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.
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fray 2


  • he's ready for the fray
    está listo para entrar en la refriega
    she returned to the fray with renewed enthusiasm
    volvió al ataque con renovado entusiasmo
    she joined the fray and gave a brilliant speech
    salió a la palestra y pronunció un brillante discurso
    I miss work, but I'm glad to be out of the fray
    echo de menos el trabajo, pero me alegro de no estar en la brecha
    Example 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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