There are 2 translations of fray in Spanish:

fray1

Pronunciation: /freɪ/

vi

  • 1.1 [cloth/collar/rope] deshilacharse; [wire] pelarse 1.2 (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

vt

  • 1.1 [rope/wire] desgastar [cloth] (through use) desgastar, raer*; (deliberately) deshilachar 1.2 [nerves] crispar
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    • 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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    • 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.

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There are 2 translations of fray in Spanish:

fray2

n

  • refriega (f), lucha (f) 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
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    • 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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Word of the day amnistiar
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to grant an amnesty to …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's War of Independence against Napoleon Bonaparte's French occupation was ignited by the popular revolt in Madrid on 2 May 1808 against the French army. With support from the Duke of Wellington, Spanish resistance continued for over five years in a guerra de guerrillas which gave the world the concept and the term guerrilla warfare. The autocratic Fernando VII was restored to the throne in 1814, and his first act was to abolish the progressive Constitution of Cadiz adopted in 1812.