intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 [rope/wire] desgastar [cloth] (through use) desgastar, raer*; (deliberately) deshilachar 1.2 [nerves] crisparExample 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.
- refriega (feminine), lucha (feminine) 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 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.